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Why does the increased level of nutrients in the water affect the survival of aquatic organisms? [NCERT]

Why does the increased level of nutrients in the water affect the survival of aquatic organisms? [NCERT]

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Pawan Prajapati
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one year ago
The nitrates and phosphates present in fertilisers are washed into the ponds. They are consumed by the algae. When they die, they are decomposed by bacteria. During this process lot of oxygen is used and other aquatic animals may find it difficult to survive.

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