algae bloom


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algae bloom

[′al·jē ‚blüm]
(ecology)
A heavy growth of algae in and on a body of water as a result of high phosphate concentration from farm fertilizers and detergents.
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a marine algae bloom tainted sardines and anchovies and gave the sea lions that ate them seizures, which rescuers quelled with phenobarbital shots.
The North China Sea Marine Forecasting Center of State Oceanic Administration reports the algae bloom grew from 1,500 square km on May 22 to 35,000 square km on June 4.
October 27, 2014: Algae bloom killed 95 percent of fish at Lake Van in New Mexico.
Working out of the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach, the Gobler Group from New York has been studying the Indian River algae bloom to shed light on a bloom in the similar Great South Bay of Long Island.
A report given to North Lanarkshire councillors this week details the worst case scenario for using ultra-violet treatment to rid Strathclyde Loch of toxic blue-green algae blooms.
Having dealt with plenty of negative press when a large algae bloom appeared off the Chinese seaside city in July threatening the Olympic competition, the city have turned things around with a special gift to the international media covering the regatta.
Reprinted article from Vermont Department of Health Website Call 1-800-439-8550 to Report a Blue-Green Algae Bloom
2) Without ice as a nursery, algae bloom in open waters in late spring.
But no crews ever showed up to fix the broken line, despite wasting a gallon of water each minute, destroying part of the road and creating an algae bloom.
Now, scientists suggest that the storms may also have triggered an intense, widespread Gulf of Mexico algae bloom that afflicted the state's western coast throughout 2005.
Where nitrate loading to bays and costal zones increases (rivers tend to be less affected), it can provide such a steady source of nutrients that algae bloom uncontrollably.
The hidden danger comes from algae bloom and bacterial action that may produce hydrogen sulfide and methane as waste products.