Oxygen is a natural element which no animal can live without. Fish and other aquatic animals depend on oxygen gas dissolved in water as much as people depend on oxygen gas in air. Many people are surprised to learn that fish and other aquatic organisms don’t use oxygen from water molecules (H2O). This is because […]
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Simply stated, decomposition is the breakdown of matter into its basic components. When discussed in terms of environmental processes, it includes the breakdown of dead organic plant material (leaves, stems, etc.) by micro-organisms. When plant material decomposes and sinks to the bottom of a waterbody, it leaves behind a layer of sediment or muck—a process […]