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» Ecology and Plant Geography » Pollution & Control

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Write brief notes on the following in about 150 words each: Eutrophication

(Paper 2, Section B)

Explanation

  • Eutrophication is the over-enrichment of water by nutrients (e. g. from chemical fertilizer or sewage) which is causing overgrowth and decay of plants, deoxygenation of water, and the death of its organisms.

  • This enhanced plant growth, often called an algal bloom, reduces dissolved oxygen in the water when dead plant material decomposes and c

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