|Part of the significance of
Moore's findings is the prospect that
groundwater could serve as a source of ocean contamination which
could impact marine plants and animals. As a result of his research,
will likely undertake
studies to specifically measure groundwater pollutants. "I'm raising a flag," says
Moore, conceding that
much more research is needed to fully understand the impact of
groundwater flowing into the sea.
significance = importance likely = probably
prospect = possibility conceding = admitting
contamination = pollution impact = result
It is possible that some pollution of ocean water may be due to contaminated groundwater.