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  Public Relations, Marketing Communications and Graphic Design - Freshwater UK
Freshwater UK combines regional connections with specialist expertise to deliver business results for more than 250 clients across Britain.
Through Freshwater Academy we offer tailor-made training, coaching and consultancy in a broad range of areas including media and crisis communication and management and personal development skills.
Freshwater Digital provides the multi-media tools that will make your organisation stand out in the digital world, including broadcast quality video DVDs, websites, podcasts, video streaming and electronic newsletters.
www.freshwater-uk.com   (240 words)

  
 Freshwater Parish Council - Parish History
At the dissolution of the monasteries, Freshwater had been forfeited to the King and remained with the Crown until 1623, when James I gave it to John Williams, Bishop of Lincoln.
In 1635 Robert Hooke was born in Freshwater, the son of John Hooke senior the curate at Freshwater church.
Today Freshwater is one of the largest parishes on the Isle of Wight with a population of almost 5,400.
www.freshwater-parish.org.uk /history.html   (1198 words)

  
  NOVA Online | The Perfect Pearl | The Culture of Freshwater Pearls
To culture freshwater mussels, workers slightly open their shells, cut small slits into the mantle tissue inside both shells, and insert small pieces of live mantle tissue from another mussel into those slits.
Biwas' success and publicity were so effective that until a few years ago, all freshwater pearls were routinely referred to as "Biwas," no matter their origin or that such references are illegal in the U.S. unless the pearls are actually from Biwa.
After one experimenter used small off-round naturals as nuclei, he sent the resulting freshwater pearls to a gem lab and received a report identifying them as "naturals." If pearl farmers can grow cultured pearls that test as naturals, the market may be in for a wild ride.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/pearl/freshwater.html   (1111 words)

  
  Freshwater Molluscan Shells   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Prior to the development of plate tectonic theory in the 1960s, various explanations were proposed, including land bridges, foundered beneath the waves long ago, or ancestral migrations to both areas from the north, with the fauna subsequently dying out in their native (norther hemnisphere) lands.
These are so different from freshwater snails elsewhere in Africa that "their relationship can only be traced through a careful study of their soft parts and anatomy, and is in some cases still open to question." (Pilsbry and Becquaert, 1927).
The importance of freshwater mollusks to humans and the environment is greater than their general absence in collections and popular guides would lead one to believe, although with increasing environmental awareness, and threats of extinction, this lately has started to change.
members.aol.com /mkohl1/FWshells.html   (2291 words)

  
 Freshwater Marsh Life Animal Printouts - EnchantedLearning.com
Freshwater marshes are a type of wetland that is teeming with both animal and plant life.
Freshwater marshes are usually low-lying, open areas located near creeks, streams, rivers and lakes, where water flows into the marsh.
The water level in freshwater marshes usually ranges from 1 to 6 feet deep (for most of the year); this water is rich in minerals and the water level varies seasonally.
www.enchantedlearning.com /biomes/marsh/freshwater.shtml   (530 words)

  
 The freshwater biome
Freshwater is defined as having a low salt concentration — usually less than 1%.
Plants and animals in freshwater regions are adjusted to the low salt content and would not be able to survive in areas of high salt concentration (i.e., ocean).
Wetlands are not considered freshwater ecosystems as there are some, such as salt marshes, that have high salt concentrations — these support different species of animals, such as shrimp, shellfish, and various grasses.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /exhibits/biomes/freshwater.php   (977 words)

  
 Freshwater Isle of Wight
I am currently in the process of updating these pages, apologies for any problems which may occur.
Freshwater is at the Western end of the Isle of Wight, it is where I spent much of my childhood.
The village is furnished with a neat Inn; and about a mile distant, at the head of the Warren leading to Alum Bay, is a good board­ing house; here, as well as at the Inn, the visitor may be pleasantly accommodated.
www.freshwater.shalfleet.net   (762 words)

  
 Freshwater systems
Freshwater systems are created by water that enters the terrestrial environment as precipitation and flows both above and below ground toward the sea.
The world's freshwater systems are so degraded that its ability to support human, plant and animal life is greatly in peril.
In the United States, which has the most comprehensive data on freshwater species, 37 percent of freshwater fish species, 67 percent of mussels, 51 percent of crayfish and 40 percent of amphibians are threatened or have become extinct.
pubs.wri.org /pubs_content_text.cfm?ContentID=230   (378 words)

  
 The Water Cycle: Freshwater storage, from USGS Water Science Basics
One part of the water cycle that is obviously essential to all life on Earth is the freshwater existing on the land surface.
Freshwater represents only about three percent of all water on Earth and freshwater lakes and swamps account for a mere 0.29 percent of the Earth's freshwater.
Twenty percent of all freshwater is in one lake, Lake Baikal in Asia.
ga.water.usgs.gov /edu/watercyclefreshstorage.html   (792 words)

  
 WWF | Freshwater | Threats
Freshwater scarcity and pollution could have devastating effects on people and wildlife alike.
Less than 1 percent of the world's water is readily available for direct human uses, for example in agriculture and industry, for drinking and domestic purposes, and for energy generation and transport.
Predictions regarding the effects on freshwater biodiversity over that timeframe vary from the disastrous to the apocalyptic.
www.worldwildlife.org /freshwater/threats.cfm   (410 words)

  
 Freshwater Biome
Lakes are large bodies of freshwater surrounded by land, while ponds are smaller bodies of water surrounded by land.
Rivers and streams are moving bodies of freshwater, which usually originate in mountains and come from melting ice or ground water and eventually flow into the ocean.
Freshwater ecosystems are important because they provide us water for drinking; energy and transportation; recreation, like boating and fishing; and many jobs, like fishermen and researchers.
www.nceas.ucsb.edu /nceas-web/kids/biomes/freshwater.htm   (797 words)

  
 EPA - Freshwater Ecosystems
Freshwater ecosystems are aquatic systems which contain drinkable water or water of almost no salt content.
Freshwater resources include lakes and ponds, rivers and streams, reservoirs, wetlands, and groundwater.
The major threats to freshwater biodiversity include runoff from agricultural and urban areas, the invasion of exotic species, and the creation of dams and water diversion.
www.epa.gov /bioindicators/aquatic/freshwater.html   (609 words)

  
 NYSDEC - Freshwater Wetlands Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is the mission of the Freshwater Wetlands program to protect, maintain, enhance, and restore freshwater wetlands ecosystems so they provide a broad array of wetlands functions and benefits to the people and the environment of New York.
FRESHWATER WETLANDS are those areas of land and water that support a preponderance of characteristic wetlands plants that out-compete upland plants because of the presence of wetlands hydrology (such as prolonged flooding) or hydric (wet) soils.
Some wetlands occur where the groundwater emerges at the surface of the ground, usually on a slope; these commonly are known as hillside seeps or slope wetlands.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/dfwmr/habitat/fwwprog.htm   (1369 words)

  
 Freshwater Ecosystems | Worldwatch Institute
At least 20 percent of all freshwater species globally are extinct or at risk; the figure is twice as high in North America.
Freshwater systems suffered in the 20th century from huge increases in water withdrawals for human use, extensive pollution, a proliferation of dams, and widespread draining of wetlands.
Worldwatch research examines how to promote and maintain healthy freshwater systems, in order to protect aquatic species and to provide clean water, flood control, abundant fisheries, and other services of vital interest to human societies.
www.worldwatch.org /taxonomy/term/106   (446 words)

  
 Freshwater Parish Council - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Freshwater is situated in the west of the Isle of Wight, an island off the southern coast of England not far from Southampton.
The Parish originally consisted of five "tuns", or farms, Norton, Sutton, Easton, Weston and Middleton; these names are still in use, except for Sutton, which has become Freshwater Bay or "Gate".
The ancient Barrows on nearby Brook Down and the Saxon relics at All Saint's Church, show a continuity of habitation in the area over many years.
www.freshwater-parish.org.uk /index.html   (175 words)

  
 Freshwater Habitats--Ecology lesson plan (grades 6-8)--DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
After you have determined which freshwater habitat is closest, ask students to describe the plant and animal life that they would expect to find there.
Use a map to trace the area that brings freshwater to the habitat or the area that carries the freshwater away.
Context: The health of a freshwater habitat is determined by the biodiversity of the organisms living in it.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/freshwater   (2231 words)

  
 Animal Planet :: Australia Zoo -- Freshwater Crocs
Freshwater crocodiles — the Australia Zoo has many — are a harmless species.
Xena, the largest female freshwater crocodile at the zoo, is 6 and a half feet long and 150 pounds in weight.
Freshy was the dominant male freshwater crocodile in the river, as well as the sacred or token animal to a local tribe of Aborigines.
animal.discovery.com /fansites/crochunter/australiazoo/29freshcrocs.html   (669 words)

  
 Freshwater Pearl Jewelry and Freshwater Pearls
Freshwater pearls are considerably less expensive than other types of pearls, yet they come in a wide range of natural colors, sizes, and shapes.
Freshwater pearls are often graded using a AAA, AA, A, B, C, D nomenclature.
As noted above, we carry freshwater pearl necklaces, freshwater pearl earrings, and freshwater pearl bracelets.
www.thepearloutlet.com /freshwater-pearls.htm   (119 words)

  
 Freshwater Biology - Journal Information
Freshwater Biology publishes papers on all aspects of the ecology of inland surface waters, including rivers and lakes, connected ground waters, flood plains and other wetlands.
Freshwater Biology publishes 2-3 themed issues each year which are available at the special single-issue price of £25 each.
Freshwater Biology publishes 2-3 themed issues each year which are available at the special single-issue price of £25.00 each.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=0046-5070   (536 words)

  
 The Atlas of Canada - Distribution of Freshwater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Overall, Canada may be considered a freshwater-rich country: on an average annual basis, Canadian rivers discharge close to 9% of the world's renewable water supply, while Canada has less than 1% of the world's population.
Water is also highly visible in Canada: probably no country in the world has as much of its surface area covered by freshwater as does Canada.
This set of lakes, which is shared with the United States, makes up the largest surface area of freshwater found in one place anywhere in the world.
atlas.nrcan.gc.ca /site/english/maps/freshwater/distribution   (96 words)

  
 Freshwater Biomes, Freshwater Habitats, Freshwater Ecosystem
Currently we have delineated approximately 500 ecoregions, which are derived by aggregating and subdividing watersheds based on the distribution patterns of aquatic species.
With watersheds as their foundation, the freshwater ecoregions can be effective units for conservation planning.
The next steps are to assemble biodiversity and threat information for each ecoregion and to identify those ecoregions with globally outstanding features and those that remain most ecologically intact.
www.worldwildlife.org /science/ecoregions/freshwater.cfm   (191 words)

  
 Freshwater:: United Nations System-Wide EARTHWATCH
The World Water Development Report is a periodic, comprehensive review giving an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources, and aiming to provide decision-makers with the tools for sustainable use of our water.
To mark World Water Day and the International Year of Freshwater, the United Nations Environment Programme has compiled a bibliography of more than 600 water publications, from a wide range of UN bodies and specialized agencies, featuring material in three languages (English, French and Spanish).
The Atlas of International Freshwater Agreements was compiled under the direction of Aaron T. Wolf, Oregon State University, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
earthwatch.unep.net /freshwater/index.php   (1109 words)

  
 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Freshwater Fisheries
Freshwater Fishing Rules and Regulations- 2006-07 Florida Sportfishing Regulations Summary, with links to commercial rules, statutes and the constitution.
Freshwater Fisheries Permits--permits issued by or on behalf of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management.
Record Fish--lists all of Florida's current freshwater state record fish and provides important details on how to certify a record.
myfwc.com /fishing   (513 words)

  
 Discover Freshwater Mussels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Most freshwater mussels live burrowed in sand and gravel at the bottom of rivers and streams.
Freshwater mussels have played a long and varied role in people's lives.
Aquarium and zoo personnel are also assisting with conserving endangered freshwater mussels through efforts such as research and education programs.
www.fws.gov /news/mussels.html   (2220 words)

  
 Freshwater Society
The Freshwater Society recently published a second edition of its popular 'Guide to Lake Protection and Management.' The guide provides some of the basics and specifics that concerned citizens need to help lakes survive and thrive.
The Freshwater Society's membership newsletter covering a wide variety of topics related to freshwater.
Facets of Freshwater includes From the Executive Director, and Passwords, a column by the Freshwater Society's founder, Mr.
www.freshwater.org /publications.html   (321 words)

  
 Florida's Freshwater Fishes
Florida has 3 million acres of freshwater lakes and 12,000 miles of streams and rivers.
This includes several rather rare native fishes and 73 species of non-native fishes (fish that come from outside of the United States and would not have been found in Florida if it were not for man's intervention).
A check list of Florida's freshwater fishes, organized by scientific names, is also on the site, along with their common names and a link photos of many of the fishes.
floridafisheries.com /Fishes/index.html   (426 words)

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