Found 13 Questions for Water Bodies & Aquatic Life

What is Whale Island in Washington?

Pratibha A
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
The San Juan Islands, located to the north of Seattle is the Whale Island in Washington. The best season to watch whales is from April through September.A wide variety of Whales, Sea lions, and Seals lure tourists all over the world to watch some of the breathtaking Pacific Northwest marine wildlife.

Where can we find Blue Whales?

Ananya K
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
The blue whale is known as the largest living marine mammal in the world. And also considered as even larger than most dinosaurs. A fully grown blue whale measure is about 100 ft. long and weigh more than 180 tons.Blue whales usually travel on their two primary seasons known as feeding season and mating season.During their feeding season (summer) they can be seen in their migration towards areas such as the Farallon Islands, Channel Islands and Monterey Bay. While during mating season (winter) they migrate towards the warmer tropical parts of the world such as the Gulf of Mexico and ... Read More

Which is the coldest part of Antartic Ocean?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Antarctic and Arctic ocean, both are cold because they do not get any direct sunlightGeographical DetailsThe Antarctic is actually a land surrounded by ocean. The average elevation of Antarctica is about 7, 500 feet, which is nearly 2 kilometers 300 meters which means the highest continent on the earth is Antarctica.Why So South Pole Colder?The South Pole is much colder than the North Pole, The reason is that it sits on top of a very thick ice sheet, then again it itself sits on a continent. Not only this, the sun rises and sets only once a year there. So, ... Read More

What is meant by dynamite fishing?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
One of the most destructive fishing methods is Dynamite fishing or Blast fishing. It includes the use of explosives to kill fish or even shock them. It is used to catch fish using such an explosive device like Dynamite, hence named so.Harmful EffectsIt not only kills fishes but also disturbs the aquatic ecological balance by disrupting the coral reefs or their colonies. Such devices may even explode prematurely without warning and have been hence known to injure or kill the person using them, or even innocent bystanders.It is an illegal practice banned in many parts of the world but still, ... Read More

What happened to the Saraswati River?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Saraswati River is an ancient river of India, which was considered auspicious as per the Vedas. Not only in the four Vedas, such as Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Adharwana Veda, was the Saraswati river spoken about, but also in the Valmiki Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the 18 Puranas, Manusmrithi and many other scriptures have highlighted its importance.This river which used to flow on the surface of the earth around 5, 000 years ago, (around 6000 to 3000 BC), later on, became an underground river flowing 60 meters below the ground. Many of the modern Indians, didn’t believe it ... Read More

How to use the water high in fluoride content for all purposes?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Clean water is very necessary not only for drinking purpose but also for other purposes like cleaning utensils, washing clothes, etc.Ways to Clean WaterBoiling: Boiling is the easiest and by far, a quite trusted method of purifying water. But one must note that we cannot get rid of all Impurities through boiling. So, if the fluoride content is too high, boil it, but do not use it for drinking purpose. But use for other purposes like washing dark colored clothes, washing hair etc.Add 'Lal Dawai': Lal Dawai is also called potassium permanganate. Its addition to water purifies it by the ... Read More

What is a Blue Paradise Fish and what is its lifespan?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Among the freshwater Aquarium fishes, the Blue Paradise Fish or the Paradise Gourami is the most acclaimed one after the famous Goldfish. This beautiful small fish, which belongs to gourami family has a scientific name called as Macropodus opercularis. The male fish of this bright coloured species grows up to 10cm, while the female grows to 8cm. These were the first ornamental fishes brought to western aquariums which were also imported to France during 1869.A WarriorThis small beauty is most pugnacious in nature. Paradise fish can combat, fight and is also potential to kill. This fish tends to fight with ... Read More

Where do sunfish live? How big is this fish?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The Sunfish or Ocean Sunfish is commonly known as Mola Mola or Common Mola. This is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. This fish has a giant head with tail and fins. Because of its gray color, rough texture and rounded body, it is given a Latin name Mola, after the Millstone. It has the four fused teeth and a characteristic beak-like its family Molidae which include pufferfish, porcupinefish, and filefish.Ocean Sunfish grow up to three meters in length and weigh from 247 to 1, 000 Kgs. They eat a great bulk of Jellyfish to satiate their hunger. ... Read More

What can be done to control water pollution?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 25-Jun-2020 15:12:55
The contamination of water bodies like lakes, rivers, ground water or oceans is termed water pollution. The main cause of this pollution is the discharge of harmful substances into water bodies without being treated. Water is the basic and most important element of life. Hence we must protect it from pollution.Water pollution is caused by many factors. Human or animal wastes, Chemicals released from factories, pesticides and other chemicals used in agriculture, oil spills, wastage from factories directed to water tanks etc., Water pollution has become a serious global problem as will cause many diseases and even deaths.We can control ... Read More

How is drinking water from a copper bottle or any other copper vessel healthy?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 13:33:59
This theory about the health benefits of copper on water is of Indian vintage...Ayurveda, to be precise. In many Indian homes, people prefer to not just store drinking water in copper vessels, but even uses copper jugs and containers (Lota) to pour water into glasses made of copper. This is an age-old practice that has continued unchanged in India since the time copper was discovered, which was very long back, probably thousands of years ago.We know that Ayurveda has survived the challenges of time mainly because it is true and it is real. It not just works but in many ... Read More
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