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Aquatic Ecosystems

aquatic ecosystemsTalking about aquatic ecosystems, it means that the overall water ecosystems, whether on land, such as rivers, lakes, marshes, and of course the ocean. Trying to understand how they are interrelated to each other, understand each role.

It is important to understand about how the ecosystem work, in order to develop knowledge about how good ecosystem management, gave an overview to make policy, to then be able to take the most appropriate action to protect the aquatic ecosystems.

The water supply is closely related to the life aquatic ecosystems and ecosystem sustainability in a broader sense. Nature has a system and a unique and powerful mechanism to perform its function as a giant water filter and as a means of re-charger reserves of freshwater resources that are necessary for life.

Water stored in the soil in addition to functioning as a backup source of fresh water, also has an important role in maintaining the shape and construction of the land, and to prevent, reduce, or slow the occurrence of abrasion. Excessive exploitation of ground water will trigger the seep of sea water, far into the inland region, and accelerate the decline in soil surface.

Aquatic ecosystems are composed of various components that are inside, such as rocks, plants, animals, micro-organisms, etc.. The existence of living creatures in aquatic ecosystems can be used as a measure of the damage. This is something that really makes sense, when an ecosystem contaminated by pollutants then it will reduce the quality of life of living things in it.
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From a few decades ago, the number and diversity of pollutants has increased significantly. These pollutants not only micro-organisms such as parasites, but also heavy metals and synthetic chemicals.

The most dangerous pollutants usually come from plant waste are thrown away without a proper sewage treatment system. Next came the threat of pollutants from transportation and waste from households. In large quantities, the resulting pollutant transport system and household no less dangerous than sewage plant. It is certain that ecosystem damage will occur very alarming.

Ecosystems like a chain of life that are strongly interlinked to form an unbroken perfect circle. And aquatic ecosystems is one part of the chain.

Damage to aquatic ecosystems can be described as the breaking chain of life, and it means a threat to the survival of all living creatures that exist in this world.

It will be recalled that the water is a very important element for the survival of life. When we preserve the aquatic ecosystems, then that means that maintained the continuity of life.

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The Journey of Water Cycle

water cycleWater is the most common substance on earth, it blanketed more than 70% of the earth’s surface. Water is everywhere, it is in the air, on the surface, in the soil, even in the body of every living being. Available in a variety of forms, vaporous, solid, liquid, or combine with other elements.

Water plays an important role in life, it guarantees the process of life. It also plays an important role shaping climate and weather, participate in maintaining the temperature at which it is located, even joined in the atmosphere is also a natural shield for the earth.

And humans are used for various purposes, such as for drinking, cooking, washing, bathing, treating disease. Also for the larger interest, such as firefighters, transport links, source of propulsion turbines, etc..

Then the question is, if the use of water so large, what will happen when the supply runs out. No need to worry because nature has a unique way to make the recycling process. The fact is, the water that we use today have been used repeatedly, which also has undergone recycling process many times. So this is a cycle that will never ending.

The sun is one of the keys of water cycle. The heat of the sun will evaporate the water that is in the land and sea. The vapor is also contained in the transpiration process of plants, also in human and animal respiration.

Next step of water cycle, vapor in the rising air forming clouds. Then clouds in the atmosphere will experience the process of condensation, forming water droplets, snow or ice. In time they came down to earth and is referred to as rain.
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Most of the water that falls to the ground surface will be absorbed to be stored as ground water reserves and is also used by plants. Most of that is not absorbed by the soil, surface flow and is the cause of erosion and flooding, became warning for mankind.

Water flowing on the surface of the ground to form small rivers. They continue to flow toward lower gated and coalesce to form large rivers. And soon large rivers has set the goal, straight to the sea.

As long as the earth is still spinning then recycle this water cycle will never end. Humans will continue to consume water that has been used repeatedly before. And nature plays an important role as a giant filter that will ensure the purity of water through the water cycle.

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