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SGEB-55: Nutrients and Florida's Coastal Waters: The Links between People, Increased Nutrients and Changes to Coastal Aquatic Systems

Figure 3. Simplified diagram of the nitrogen cycle showing some key sources of nitrogen (household septic systems; fertilizer from lawns, gardens and agriculture; waste from livestock; point source discharges from wastewater treatment plants and industry; exhaust from cars; and emissions from industry), some key mechanisms that transport nitrogen (rain, runoff, leaching, groundwater, and rivers), and some key processes that transform nitrogen (nitrogen fixation, denitrification and photosynthesis).

Credit: Florida Sea Grant