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Somethings in the water hole

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Science Middle School

Microbes in the Water Hole

While popular swimming holes are commonly tested for bacteria, few are tested for protozoans. This audio story discusses the problem of protozoan-caused illnesses for swimmers in rivers, lakes and ponds. The story distinguishes between different types of microbes, and is an excellent introduction to classification of microorganisms and/or classification in general.

Life Science Human Impacts Ecosystems Environment Ecology

Story Length: 4:41

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National Public Radio © 2007 National Public Radio, Inc.

AIR DATE: 07/19/2007

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