6 Results for year: 2018

What are Emergent Plants?

Emergent aquatic plants grow in shallow areas typically along the banks of marshes, ponds, lakes, and rivers. Unlike submerged vegetation, emergent plants are rooted in the ground with their stems, flowers, and leaves rising above the water. Emergent plants rely on aerial reproduction and get their nutrients exclusively from ... More

Dangerous Wildlife Found Near Florida’s Ponds and Lakes

Florida lakes and ponds consist of a wide variety of animals. While many are mostly harmless, they can be dangerous and may attack humans if they feel threatened, are startled, or need to protect their young from a potentially unsafe situation. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, or swimming, take extra precaution ... More

Water Clarity

Measuring water clarity is an effective method of determining the health of a body of water. Water health is critical for any animals that rely on a body of water to sustain life. Areas used for water recreation can also benefit from monitoring water clarity. Things That Can Impact Water Clarity Various environmental factors ... More

What is a Pond Circulator?

If you have a pond, lake, lagoon, or some other small body of water on your property, you're going to want a pond circulator. These little marvels eliminate the problems that stagnant water can cause, making them pretty invaluable. Dangers of Stagnant Water Sitting water is more than a stinky annoyance -- it presents a ... More

Understanding and Controlling Algae Blooms

Although they belong to the plant kingdom, algae are technically not plants because they lack roots or true stems and leaves. They are a large and diverse group of eukaryotic (complex-celled) photosynthetic organisms that provide food and shelter for lots of different aquatic animals such as fish, crab, and shrimp. Though there ... More

Benefits of Fish Stocking

Have you ever wondered how fish get in ponds in the first place? Well, one way is by people putting them in there on purpose! The practice is called fish stocking, and it involves raising fish in a controlled area like a hatchery to release into various waterways such as rivers, lakes, and ponds. Fish stocking helps: ... More