Sacramento Aquarium Society

We all hear Sacramento as a known team in Basketball games and as well as the Sacramento rehab for alcohol and drug-related abuse. However, one thing which I’ve known from Sacramento, California is the Sacramento Aquarium Society or the SAS.

Sacramento Aquarium SocietySacramento Aquarium Society (image from sacramentoaquariumsociety.org)

I’ve only read about the Sacramento Aquarium Society online and the group is really enthusiastic in rearing aquarium organisms. Both the noobies and the expert aquarists are helping each other to achieve the society’s objective.

How I wish there will be an active aquarium society also in the country.

Water Hyacinth Problem in Cotabato City

Water hyacinth is one of the many aquatic plants which help provide fishes and other marine organisms the nutrients and oxygen supply.

Water hyacinth is floating perennial aquatic plants. It has a broad, glossy ovate leaves. It could grow as high as 1 meter tall. It has bulbous, spongy and long stalks. The roots are feathery and long. With enough water and nutrients, water hyacinth grows fast and could even evade the entire body of water.

This seems to be the problem now in Cotabato City, Philippines wherein there is an overproduction – rapid growth and production of water hyacinth in the water which causes flooding.

Theoretically, due to the crossing of stalks and roots of the water hyacinth down below, the water cannot flow readily going to the sea or elsewhere. As a result, water, due to the heavy rain, would be stocked up in an area and eventually causing flooding.

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