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  1. eutrophication(Noun)

    The process of becoming eutrophic


  1. Eutrophication

    Eutrophication or more precisely hypertrophication, is the ecosystem response to the addition of artificial or natural substances, such as nitrates and phosphates, through fertilizers or sewage, to an aquatic system. One example is the "bloom" or great increase of phytoplankton in a water body as a response to increased levels of nutrients. Negative environmental effects include hypoxia, the depletion of oxygen in the water, which induces reductions in specific fish and other animal populations. Other species may experience an increase in population that negatively affects other species.

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  1. Eutrophication

    The enrichment of a terrestrial or aquatic ECOSYSTEM by the addition of nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, that results in a superabundant growth of plants, ALGAE, or other primary producers. It can be a natural process or result from human activity such as agriculture runoff or sewage pollution. In aquatic ecosystems, an increase in the algae population is termed an algal bloom.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eutrophication in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eutrophication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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