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Water Hyacinth – biological solutions

Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) infestations around the world have caused environmental chaos and changed natural and human communities beyond recognition. Water Hyacinth has found uses, but in general, has proven to be a highly invasive species with few cost-effective management … Continue reading

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aquatic biodiversity

Blue Genes – Sharing and Conserving the World’s Aquatic Biodiversity is a free, online book by David Greer and Brian Harvey. Here’s the summary: The advance of genetic sciences has led to a “blue revolution” in the way we use … Continue reading

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Tilapias as Alien Aquatics in Asia and the Pacific: A Review

Sena S. De Silva, Rohana P. Subasinghe, Devin M. Bartley, and Alan Lowther; from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) authored a review (FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 453. Rome, FAO. 2004. 65p.) on tilapia as … Continue reading

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uses for water hyacinth

Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) usually floats free in large masses but may be rooted in the mud. The plants may range from a few inches to as much as 90cm (3 feet) in height. They have slender rootstocks with rosettes … Continue reading

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Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is shared by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It was named after the Queen of England and is the world’s largest tropical lake and the second largest freshwater lake. Since 1858, when the British explorer John Speke ‘discovered’ Lake … Continue reading

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