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Eutrophication Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • excessive nutrients in a lake or other body of water, usually caused by runoff of nutrients (animal waste, fertilizers, sewage) from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life; the decomposition of the plants depletes the supply of oxygen, leading to the death of animal life; "he argued that the controlling factor in eutrophication is not nitrate but phosphate"

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Eutrophication Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Eutrophication is what a water-based ecosystem does when abnormal amounts of nutrients are added to it. Eutrophication mainly caused because of the two nutrients, phosphorus and nitrogen. These nutrients are normally brought to aquatic ecosystems because of the runoff from fertilized agricultural areas, erosion from river banks, river beds, clearing of land (deforestation), or sewage that ends up in aquatic environments. The major consequence of eutrophication are Algal blooms.

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