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Pfiesteria outbreak is considered to be a great problem and we are asked to discuss about the nutrient source contributing to this problem as well its lists.
Pfiesteria outbreak is considered to be a great problem and we are asked to discuss about the nutrient source contributing to this problem as well its lists.

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Topic: Ecology
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Question:
High levels of nutrients moving into the estuary have been linked to Pfiesteria outbreaks. What
nutrient sources might contribute to this problem?
You should be able to list several potential nutrient sources.
Solution:
Possible Nutrient sources contributing toPfi est eri a outbreaks :
Possible Nutrient sources contributing toPf iest eri a outbreaks

are
(i) Sewage treatment plants
(ii) Fertilizer runoff

Fertilizers applied on home gardens and golf courses, auto emissions of nitrogen, and industries
that refine oil or burn coal can also contribute.
(iii) Chicken manure

Run-off can be traced in part to high-density livestock raising operations. For example, in the tidewater areas of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia (known as the Del-Mar-Va peninsula), farmers raise 600 million chickens,

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