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How does water pollution affect the animals that live in the streams and wetlands?

EPA provides various resources to locate information on water pollution and how it has affected the animal populations living in these habitats:

The study of biological criteria to evaluate the presence, condition and numbers of types of fish, insects, algae, plants, and other organisms provide important information about the health of aquatic ecosystems:  http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/standards/criteria/aqlife/biocriteria/index.cfm

Information on fish and wildlife Habitat:
http://water.epa.gov/type/wetlands/fish.cfm

Protecting Wetlands for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/pdf/HerpConservation.pdf (PDF, 4 pp., 1.8 MB, about PDF)

General EPA information on Oceans, Coasts, Estuaries & Beaches: http://water.epa.gov/type/oceb/

General EPA information on Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds is online at: http://water.epa.gov/aboutow/owow/

Emergency Management provides information on threats from Oil Spills: http://www.epa.gov/OEM/content/learning/effects.htm

If you have further questions, contact the Office of Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds directly at the following: http://www.epa.gov/owow/contact.html

You may also be interested in learning about habitat protection and conservation efforts at the US Fish and Wildlife Service:  http://www.fws.gov/habitat/

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  • Topic #: 23002-17330
  • Date Created: 7/22/2004
  • Last Modified Since: 8/7/2014
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