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APES U4 Vocab
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can be tied back to one specific source
cannot be connected back to any one potential source
Oceanic Dead Zones
where there is not enough dissolved oxygen in the water so it cannot sustain life
found in compounds and minerals, it is a nutrient
nitrogen compounds used for growth by plants and algae
create an imbalance of hormones, impairing reproductive abilities of organisms as well as deformities
Persisten organic pollutants (POPs)
hazardous organic chemical compounds that resist biodegration. they're made of soluble fat meaning they can lodge themselves in the fatty tissue of organisms which is dangerous
the build of the chemical in the body of one organism while alive, does not require that the animal be eaten.
the build-up in multiple organisms, requires movement up a food chain in order to occur--increases concentration of contaminants as you go up the food chain.
a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay of fishing or another practice
A process by which nutrients, particularly phosphorus and nitrogen, become highly concentrated in a body of water, leading to increased growth of organisms such as algae or cyanobacteria.
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