Marine Biome: Location, Climate, Plants, Animals and Types of Marine Biomes

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Marine Biome The marine biome is the largest biome in the world. It takes up a whopping 70% of the Earth and accounts for 90% of the world’s water supply. This biome boasts of more than 230 distinct species. Marine biome is characterized by salty waters that have a lot of biodiversity making up numerous … Read more

Causes and Effects of Eutrophication

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What is Eutrophication? Eutrophication is characterized by dense algal and plant growth owing to increased concentration of chemical nutrients needed for photosynthesis. It mainly arises from the oversupply of phosphate and nitrate nutrients. As such, increased levels of chemical nutrients from animal waste, fertilizers and sewage often give rise to eutrophication when washed into nearby … Read more

What is Weathering and Different Types of Weathering

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What is Weathering? Rocks, minerals, soils normally change their structure under the action or influence of certain environmental forces. Biological activity, extreme weather, and agents of erosion such as water, wind and ice are examples of environmental forces that influences the continuous breakdown, wearing away and loosening of rocks and soils. This is what is … Read more

Biological Weathering – Definition and Types

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What is Biological Weathering? Biological weathering also means organic weathering. It is the disintegration of rocks as a result of the action by living organisms. Plant and animals have a significant effect on the rocks as they penetrate or burrow into the soil respectively. Biological weathering can work hand in hand with physical weathering by … Read more