The Nutrient Pollution site explains what nutrients are, how nitrogen and phosphorus are used in the ecosystem, how nutrients can become pollutants to the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, what the sources of nutrients are, and the significance of ammonia to coastal and estuarine areas. There is information on how the Bay Program is involved in nutrient reduction and a glossary with terms such as eutrophication, denitrification, point source, and nonpoint source.
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Subject: Biology, Biogeochemistry Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Grade Level: General Public Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Controls on Bioavailability, Organic Compounds Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience