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Discipline: Environmental science

Question topic: Thermal Pollution

Source: Originais Teachy

Level of difficulty: Hard

(Originais Teachy 2023) - Question Hard of Environmental science

A small town located near an industrial plant has noticed a significant decrease in the population of local aquatic species in their river over the past decade. The industrial plant uses the river water to cool down its machinery, then releases the warmed water back into the river. Considering the scenario, what could be the potential long-term impacts on the river's ecosystem due to this increase in water temperature, commonly referred to as thermal pollution?
a.
The potential long-term impacts on the river's ecosystem due to the increase in water temperature, commonly referred to as thermal pollution, include the disruption of aquatic species' survival, decreased growth and reproduction, reduced levels of dissolved oxygen leading to hypoxia, mismatches in critical life events, and changes in the river's food web.
b.
The potential long-term impacts on the river's ecosystem due to the increase in water temperature, commonly referred to as thermal pollution, include the increase in aquatic species' survival, enhanced growth and reproduction, increased levels of dissolved oxygen leading to hyperoxia, perfect alignment in critical life events, and stability in the river's food web.
c.
The potential long-term impacts on the river's ecosystem due to the increase in water temperature, commonly referred to as thermal pollution, include no significant changes in the survival, growth, and reproduction of aquatic species, no change in the levels of dissolved oxygen, no mismatches in critical life events, and no changes in the river's food web.
d.
The potential long-term impacts on the river's ecosystem due to the increase in water temperature, commonly referred to as thermal pollution, include the disruption of terrestrial species' survival, decreased growth and reproduction, reduced levels of carbon dioxide leading to hypoxia, mismatches in critical life events, and changes in the forest's food web.
e.
The potential long-term impacts on the river's ecosystem due to the increase in water temperature, commonly referred to as thermal pollution, include the enhancement of aquatic species' survival, increased growth and reproduction, increased levels of dissolved oxygen leading to hyperoxia, perfect alignment in critical life events, and stability in the river's food web.

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