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Researchers Say Beavers Can Reduce Algae Growth in Estuaries

A new study says that beavers can reduce algae growth in ponds by slowing the pace of water movement, thus lowering the nitrogen content of the water.

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A new study says that beavers can reduce algae growth in ponds by slowing the pace of water movement, thus lowering the nitrogen content of the water. The study, published the Journal of Environmental Quality, concludes that the rebounding of the beaver population after decades of trapping in some regions has been a boon for nitrogen removal in ponds in those areas. (Water Online)

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