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Title Scope: Freshwater Science
Published Australia : TEN, 2011
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Summary It comes from the sky, it runs down our rivers, lakes and streams, and it is teaming with wildlife - it's freshwater and it is flowing through this week's episode of SCOPE. Join us as we go in search of the Mary River Turtle, meet a brave freshwater crocodile handler and find out how our freshwater drinking water stays fresh! FRESHWATER 101What is freshwater? Where can we find it? Why is it so important? Dr. Rob gives us the info on this precious life source.MARY RIVER TURTLESOfficially identified in 1994, Mary River Turtles, found in South East Queensland, are still relatively new to us. Mariana Campbell, a Biologist at the University of Queensland, puts these turtles to the test to learn a little more about them.EXPERIMENT: PLANT SALINITYPlants need water, but what sort of water? Maddie from Westminster Independent School investigates the difference between watering plants with fresh and saltwater.FRESHWATER ECOLOGYOur rivers are teeming with life. Courtney Cummings, an Ecologist at Flinders University, shows us how she studies the ecology in the river system.FRESHWATER CROCODILESFreshwater Crocodiles may be smarter than you think. In this story, Natalie Hill, a Wildlife and Crocodile Handler at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, introduces us to some of her freshwater friends.WATER LABHow do we know if water out of the tap is safe to drink? Carly Turner from Unitywater puts water testing under the scope.So go with the flow and join Dr. Rob as he once again proves that the ordinary really does become extraordinary, under the SCOPE
Event Broadcast 2011-05-14 at 09:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Freshwater animals.
Freshwater biodiversity conservation.
Freshwater ecology.
Salts -- Physiological effect.
Science -- Experiments.
Soil salinization.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Robert, host