typhlonectes: Thanks to Shrimp, These Waters Stay Fresh and…

typhlonectes:

Thanks to Shrimp, These Waters Stay Fresh and Clean

Many people
want to help protect our oceans—but what about our lakes, streams,
ponds, and rivers?

Despite making up less than half a percent of the
world’s total water supply, freshwater
is the lifeblood of human civilizations and critical aquatic
ecosystems. Fortunately for us, there is a diverse array of biota
working hard to keep these vital waters clean and healthy.

In this short
film by Freshwaters Illustrated,
dive into a busy tropical stream ecosystem and learn how shrimp, crabs,
and other invertebrates are creating a nutrient-rich environment for
wildlife to flourish and humans to enjoy.

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via:
National Geographic