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1 How does water contamination lead to habitat loss in estuaries? By Ju and Ian

2 Water contamination is the contamination of a water bodies. Habitat loss is the process in which a habitat Is determined not able to support life.

3  Fresh water meets salt water  Affected greatly by water contamination.  Home to many species and are part time homes for many other species.  Many coastal communities are building around estuaries making them subject to a large amount of contamination.  Many species are dying.  Sources of contamination are sewage, agriculture, channel dredging, coastal settlement, and nutrients.

4  Loss of Biodiversity.  Disruption of food chain.  Less production in the fishing industry.

5  Species that live in estuaries can become endangered.  The rest of the food chain.  Animals that live there part time.  Animals don’t migrate back to their other home, food chain there is affected.

6  Species in estuaries will go extinct.  The food chains within estuaries will be disrupted.

7  Estuary protection act  Makes it necessary for all estuaries to be inspected and determined if they need to be protected.

8  Don’t use pesticides, instead use soap and water  Pump septic tank regularly  Pave less, use gravel  Use native plants  Respect habitat  Think before you pour  Fish respectfully, catch and release  Organize a volunteer cleanup crew  Don’t create a wake near the shore

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10  “Estuaries.” Ocean Sevice Education. NOAA, 31 Mar Web. 18 Nov  “Threats To Estuaries.” Enviorment Waikato. Enviorment Waikato reiganol council, n.d. Web. 18 Nov  “Water Pollution.” Wikiapedia. Wikipedia, 18 Nov Web. 18 Nov 


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