In the aquatic environment, oxygen and temperature are so closely linked that it's nearly impossible to discuss one without the other. That's why we've presented the information together under one cover:
- Part 1 describes how oxygen enters water and how it is measured;
- Part 2 delves into the physical properties of water (e.g., forms of water, density of water, etc.) and the influence that temperature has on these characteristics;
- Part 3 ties it all together with information on how oxygen and temperature affect plants and animals within freshwater habitats;
- Part 4 provides technical information about methods used to obtain oxygen and temperature measurements in water.
Note: While many of the concepts described in this publication are similar for the saltwater environment, this circular is limited to discussion about freshwater systems. 28 pages.
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