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The vegetation and ponds of stagnant water in Los Angeles' concrete waterways, along with lakes, such as those at Hansen Dam and Sepulveda Basin, make ideal mosquito breeding grounds.
Things we're seeing in the breeding grounds are caused by events the previous winter," Marra explains.
Officials also are keeping a close eye on Hansen Dam, the Chatsworth Reservoir, the Sepulveda Basin and Harbor Regional Park in San Pedro - all of which are considered likely mass breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
One of the new tools, the GOES-8 weather satellite, gives the weather service more detailed images of the tropical Atlantic, the breeding ground for hurricanes.
Miles from nowhere, the Carters soon realize the seemingly uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a blood-thirsty mutant family.
I guess Provo is a breeding ground for strep throat,'' she said.
Until now, scientists only suspected that this breeding ground for T cells was also a burial ground, he adds.
The Palestinian Authority is a breeding ground for terrorism, and the Israelis are very capable of controlling or eliminating these pests.
Eliminate standing water that can serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes
All of the unknowns are a breeding ground for anxiety.
Globular clusters -- thick clumps of very old stars lying just beyond the fringes of the Milky Way -- seem a surprisingly fertile breeding ground for rapidly spinning neutron stars, or pulsars.
The mine had partially returned to forest, with the depressions left by the mining operations having turned into ponds that had become a breeding ground for great blue herons.
Water intake pipes used by power plants are a favorite breeding ground of the species, producing five million eggs per year.