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Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’
Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’

Calcium loss turning lakes to 'jelly'



Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’





Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species, enabling the rapid rise of their ecological competitor: a small jelly-clad invertebrate. Scientists say increasing ‘jellification’ will damage fish stocks and filtration systems that allow lakes to supply drinking water, and that lakes may have been pushed into “an entirely new ecological state”. - See more at: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/calcium-loss-turning-lakes-to-jelly?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=University+of+Cambridge+Research+Bulletin+Friday+21+November+2014&utm_content=University+of+Cambridge+Research+Bulletin+Friday+21+November+2014+CID_0ab623ec9693cc3067d7b061b8b5029c&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Read%20more#sthash.n7gEGitP.dpuf

Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species, enabling the rapid rise of their ecological competitor: a small jelly-clad invertebrate. Scientists say increasing ‘jellification’ will damage fish stocks and filtration systems that allow lakes to supply drinking water, and that lakes may have been pushed into “an entirely new ecological state”.

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