toxic

(redirected from toxic algae)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

toxic

harmful or deadly

toxic

[′täk·sik]
(medicine)
Relating to a harmful effect by a poisonous substance on the human body by physical contact, ingestion, or inhalation.
References in periodicals archive ?
However, while in 2016 the lake did test positive for toxic algae, this year the algae weren't as widespread and tests did not come back positive.
In addition to the dangers presented by toxic algae blooms, sea turtles are exploited by humans, slaughtered for their eggs, meat and shells and in danger of habitat destruction and accidental capture by fishermen.
September 30, 2014: An estimated 280,000 salmon died off the coast of British Columbia after toxic algae bloom.
The animal's biggest threats are boats, cold water, toxic algae blooms and fishing debris like discarded lines and ropes.
John Kasich (R) authorized $150 million in grants and interest-free loans to help cities and water treatment plants address toxic algae.
VISITORS are being urged to stay clear of Caerphilly Castle's moat as toxic algae has been found in the water.
MARN believes the cause of the problem is red tide, a toxic algae bloom that has been present the past few months off Central America's western coastline.
The water samples from the testing sites that were enriched with iron developed into the population of the toxic algae, doubled the level of toxin in each cell and created conditions that give the toxic species an advantage over nontoxic species.
Future research into the social side of toxic algae could open up new approaches to control or counteract toxic algal blooms, which can pose serious threats to human health and wipe out local fisheries, for example.
Discharge from human and industrial wastewater and runoff into lakes and streams can cause eutrophication--making the water unsuitable for recreational purposes and reducing fish populations--as well as causing the growth of toxic algae.
In both species, the toxin profile differed from the toxic algae that had been consumed.
The last two samples have shown that the lake to be free of the potentially toxic algae.