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  • 1000
  • Each tiny cube (such as the one representing biological water) corresponds to approximately 1000 cubic km of water, with a mass of approximately 1 trillion tonnes (200000 times that of the Great Pyramid of Giza or 5 times that of Lake Kariba , arguably the heaviest man-made object). (wikipedia.org)
  • Other sources give higher upper salinity limits for fresh water, e.g. 1000 ppm or 3000 ppm. (wikipedia.org)
  • Species
  • The United States is home to a rich variety of freshwater and terrestrial turtles with 57 species, or approximately 18% of the world's turtles found here. (fws.gov)
  • A large number of tortoises and freshwater turtles are listed in Appendices I and II of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( CITES ), and all marine turtles are listed in Appendix I. In June, 2006, the United States listed the alligator snapping turtle ( Macroclemys temminckii ) and all species of map turtle ( Graptemys spp. (fws.gov)
  • Including the turtles listed by the United States, there will be a total of 26 freshwater turtle species listed in Appendix III. (fws.gov)
  • The workshop brought together a select number of specialists who deal with aquaculture, species management, wildlife trade management, turtles, turtle farming, health issues, water quality, invasive species, and genetic pollution - all topics relevant to turtle farms. (fws.gov)
  • To support the programme of work on Biological Diversity of Inland Water Ecosystems under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), recognizing the role of the Ramsar Convention and the Convention on Migratory Species. (iucn.org)
  • To endorse and promote the global freshwater assessment programmes, for example as lead by IUCN's Global Species Programme, GEO BON's Freshwater Ecosystem Change Working Group, and the Freshwater Working Group (FWWG) of the Society for Conservation Biology. (iucn.org)
  • Although freshwater mussels are most diverse in North America, where there are 281 species and 16 subspecies, they are among the most rapidly declining animal groups on the continent. (nj.us)
  • New Jersey is home to twelve native species of freshwater mussels, including the federally endangered dwarf wedgemussel (Alasmidonta heterodon) and three federal species of special concern - the brook floater (Alasmidonta varicosa), green floater (Lasmigona subviridis) and yellow lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa). (nj.us)
  • Recognizing national and regional declines, as well as impending threats such as zebra mussel infestation, Endangered and Nongame Species Program biologists have been searching the state's waterways for freshwater mussels. (nj.us)
  • As part of the Landscape Project , critical areas for freshwater mussels are now being mapped using criteria designed specifically for aquatic species. (nj.us)
  • We will develop protection strategies for endangered and threatened species by working with local municipalities, landowners, other state and federal agencies, planners, and organizations such as water watch and conservation groups. (nj.us)
  • In addition, plans are underway to produce an atlas of New Jersey's freshwater mussels which will include life history narratives, color plates of shells, location maps, and information on national and state range, status, shell description and host fishes for each of the state's twelve species. (nj.us)
  • Through The River Bank we aim to raise awareness about these delicate ecosystems and raise the necessary funds to put more freshwater species on the map, leading to conservation action on the ground. (iucn.org)
  • Species richness in relation to area of habitat is extremely high in many freshwater groups. (iucn.org)
  • The importance of freshwater species, ecosystems and services to human livelihoods and wellbeing is increasingly being recognised, and the FBU works in a number of areas to provide the information to support decisions for the protection of wetland species and livelihoods. (iucn.org)
  • To conserve and manage freshwater biodiversity, the FBU works in conjunction with the SSC's Specialist Groups (including the IUCN/SSC/WI Freshwater Fish Specialist Group , the Freshwater Plant Specialist Group, the Dragonfly SG and the Mollusc SG ), the Species Information Service, the Global Amphibian Assessment Programme , regional scientists, experts in freshwater biodiversity and policy makers. (iucn.org)
  • see below), also known as the Australian freshwater crocodile, Johnstone's crocodile or colloquially as freshie, is a species of crocodile endemic to the northern regions of Australia. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to a 2008 review of the taxonomy, there are about 4,000 species of freshwater gastropods (3,795-3,972). (wikipedia.org)
  • The following cladogram is an overview of the main clades of gastropods based on the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005), with families that contain freshwater species marked in boldface: (Some of the highlighted families consist entirely of freshwater species, but some of them also contain, or even mainly consist of, marine species. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2010) and simplified with families that contain freshwater species marked in boldface: (Marine gastropods (Siphonarioidea, Sacoglossa, Amphiboloidea, Pyramidelloidea) are not depicted within Panpulmonata for simplification. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some of these highlighted families consist entirely of freshwater species, but some of them also contain, or even mainly consist of, marine species. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are about 110 extant freshwater species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Littorinimorpha Littorinidae - 9 species in the genus Cremnoconchus are freshwater living in streams and waterfalls. (wikipedia.org)
  • Assimineidae - about 20 freshwater species, other are marine Bithyniidae, small snails, native to Eastern Hemisphere. (wikipedia.org)
  • About 1250 freshwater species other are marine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Stenothyridae - about 60 freshwater species, others are marine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Neogastropoda Nassariidae - 8-10 freshwater species in the genus Anentome and Clea, native to Southeast Asia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Over 123 freshwater fauna species have gone extinct in North America since 1900. (wikipedia.org)
  • Of North American freshwater species, an estimated 48.5% of mussels, 22.8% of gastropods, 32.7% of crayfishes, 25.9% of amphibians, and 21.3% of fish are either endangered or threatened. (wikipedia.org)
  • Freshwater drum are considered to be one of the most wide-ranging species in North America. (wikipedia.org)
  • During its first year, the freshwater drum serves as a forage fish for many species of predatory fish. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, many freshwater drum are harvested as bycatch from targeted higher-value species. (wikipedia.org)
  • The freshwater seals are the species of seals which live exclusively in freshwater bodies. (wikipedia.org)
  • The only true freshwater seal species is the Baikal seal. (wikipedia.org)
  • The freshwater tyulka (Clupeonella tscharchalensis) is a species of fish in the herring family Clupeidae. (wikipedia.org)
  • Water flow is an essential aspect to species distribution and influence when and where species interact in freshwater environments. (wikipedia.org)
  • acidic
  • Rather than the chemical fingerprints of acidic, salty water found at previous sites, Opportunity discovered telltale clays called smectites that form in pH-neutral water. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Gradually, water activity declined and what did exist became acidic, scientific findings revealed, and then, beginning about 3 billion years ago, Mars apparently dried up. (taipeitimes.com)
  • First the water has to be neutralized (neutral pH), as acidic water is damaging to your health and could possibly cause kidney problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • conservation
  • The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) has developed this web handbook as a 'short-course' to the freshwater mussels occurring within 75 miles of New York City and throughout New Jersey. (amnh.org)
  • We have a key partnership with Conservation International's Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, with which we are working to undertake regional and global freshwater assessments. (iucn.org)
  • existence
  • Opportunity, along with its now-defunct twin, Spirit, landed on Mars 10 years ago for concurrent 90-day missions to look for clues of the past existence of water. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Continued human development, including drainage for development and polluted agriculture runoff, as well as alterations in the water cycle threaten the existence of the Everglades. (wikipedia.org)
  • comprises
  • There is also a subspecies called the Ungava seal (Phoca vitulina mellonae) that comprises less than 300 individuals landlocked in the fresh water of Lacs des Loups Marins, Petit Lac de Loups Marins, and Lac Bourdel in northern Quebec. (wikipedia.org)
  • protected area
  • The organisers noted it will be important to identify legal, institutional and social factors that produce a good synergy between protected area management and water security management. (iucn.org)
  • To expand practical contributions which support application of IUCN Freshwater Protected Area guidelines (e.g. via an annotated bibliography and other guidelines). (iucn.org)
  • Filter
  • The Electrolux Evno is a conceptual wall mounted tankless water filter that brings a clean design to a product meant to clean our water. (yankodesign.com)
  • deep-water
  • During its adult lifetime, it competes with yellow perch and silver chub in deep water, and competes with black bass in the shoal areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sources
  • The technique is based on the observation that proportions of heavy and light oxygen isotopes in water molecules often are distinct for water from different sources. (encyclopedia.com)
  • environment
  • Hydrologists make use of both environmental tracers (natural or humanmade compounds present in the environment) and purposely introduced tracers (such as dyes or chloride that are injected into water). (encyclopedia.com)
  • although
  • Unlike their much larger Australian relative, the saltwater crocodile, freshwater crocodiles are not known as man-eaters and rarely cause fatalities, although they will bite in self-defence if cornered. (wikipedia.org)
  • The toad is poisonous to freshwater crocodiles, although not to saltwater crocodiles, and the toad is rampant throughout the Australian wilderness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the freshwater crocodile does not attack humans as potential prey, it can deliver a nasty bite. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • Freshwater swamp forests are found in a range of climate zones , from boreal through temperate and subtropical to tropical . (wikipedia.org)
  • NASA's decade-old Mars rover, Opportunity, has found evidence that fresh water once pooled on the Red Planet's surface, reinforcing similar discoveries made by newcomer Curiosity on the other side of the planet, scientists said on Thursday. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Found statewide, largemouth bass have excellent growth rates, particularly in the productive waters of central Florida. (myfwc.com)
  • Freshwater crocodiles are found in the states of Western Australia, Queensland, and the Northern Territory. (wikipedia.org)
  • prefer
  • Favoring rock outcrops and moving water, Suwannee bass prefer crayfish to many prey items of largemouth. (myfwc.com)
  • comes
  • The wall-mounted design even comes with a retractable tray, so that even though it may be mounted higher up so that bottles fit under the dispenser, the tray can hold smaller vessels like glasses or tumblers closer to the dispenser nozzle, preventing water from splashing out and getting wasted. (yankodesign.com)
  • health
  • Common chemical stresses on freshwater ecosystem health include acidification, eutrophication and copper and pesticide contamination. (wikipedia.org)