Interesting new short video emphasising just how important colonies of freshwater invertebrates are to the planet, how impoundments - e.g. weirs - affect them, and highlighting the fact that they form the most overlooked and least understood component of many of the aquatic ecosystems we think we already know. Its from the States so they've gone for cheesey blockbuster production, but the message is, nonetheless, clear:
(Thanks to PG)
Some very overdue updates, regarding invertebrates and their habitats closer to home, are coming soon!
Watch the film, 'Kelham Island Hydro', and ask whether what boils down to be a few kettles' worth of hydro-generated electricity is proportionate to the decimation of our little-understood and very fragile river ecosystems.
If you have problems viewing the film from here, please view on Vimeo or watch on Google where you can also download to your pc.