Biofouling meaning

bīō-foulĭng
The impairment or degradation of something, such as a ship's hull or mechanical equipment, as a result of the growth or activity of living organisms.
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The impairment or degradation of something, such as a ship's hull or mechanical equipment, as a result of the growth or activity of living organisms.
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The impairment or degradation of underwater surfaces or equipment as a result of the growth of living organisms. Organisms such as bacteria, protozoans, algae, and crustaceans can accumulate in large numbers on surfaces like pipes, tanks, and ships' hulls, resulting in corrosion, clogging, contamination, or a decrease in the efficiency of moving parts.
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The accumulation of living organisms on some surface by bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae and invertebrates.
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