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Tuesday 15:00-15:30
Richard Daniel chairs the interactive environmental programme in which he and his guests deal with listener's questions and concerns.
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Home Planet, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL
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Listen to 5 September 2006
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Tuesday 5 September 2006
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Panel

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Professor Graham Underwood
Professor Philip Stott

TOPICS

Changes in UK sea fish population

The Guardian

The Northern Echo

Diver Magazine

Aberdeen Watersports

WWF

Will ice melt in The Alps affect diatoms in the sea?

A listener asks whether the melting of Alpine ice and changes to Alpine weathering will result in a reduction in the transportation of silica (essential to important diatoms) to the sea. The panel's conclusion was that reduction in the transportation of silica will more likely be caused by the construction of dams on Alpine rivers and not through changes to weathering processes. The following links may be useful:

What are diatoms?

Microscopy-UK

Microlife Services

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Radio 4's 'The Material World'

Importance of silica to diatoms

Microscopy-UK

Los Alamos National Labs Chemistry Division

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Alpine Ice Retreat

Glacial formation (Wikipedia)

The Heat is Online

PisteHors.com

Centre for Glaciology University of Aberystwyth

Distribution of diatoms in Alpine lakes

University of Bern

Production of oil from plankton

Inter Press Agency News Service

The Energy Blog

Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections

Poisonous fish in UK waters

There are three species of poisonous fish that are found in UK waters:

Stingray

Wildlife Online

BBC Science & Nature

Weever fish (little and great)

British Marine Life Study Centre

Beach Safety

The Scotsman

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