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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Unfortunately, climate change might make these sort of algae blooms more likely in coming years, he said.
Regarding the algae blooms, most algae blooms aren't toxic.
In-Fisherman friend and decorated tournament pro Keith Kavajecz doesn't turn his back on a good algae bloom, either.
Every summer blue-green algae blooms are a common sight in lakes, but some of those are a big enough health hazard they can shut down beaches and threaten water supplies.
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.
Also, don't forget to sign up for DEC'S Division of Water's newsletter Making Waves to receive weekly updates on blue-green algae bloom notices; visit http://bit.ly/lignXz7 to sign up.
The move comes as part of the National Work Plan to Monitor the Red Tide Phenomenon, to ensure a swift response to tackle potential red tide whenever it happens or in case of the presence of algae bloom, also known as Cochlodinium Polykrikoides, or the death of fish and other marine species.
(HSRC), a company that last year deposited more than 100 tons of iron into the Pacific Ocean about 200 nautical miles off the Canadian coast in an attempt to spur an algae bloom that would increase the fish population and also absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.
The algae bloom was probably caused by a sudden rise in water temperature and humidity, bringing nutrients from the bottom of the ocean up to the surface, experts say.
20 experiment, 2 tons of water containing oxygen bubbles about 100 nanometers in diameter, made by mixing water and oxygen using a specially designed machine, was poured into a part of the lake suffering from blue-green algae bloom and containing about 350 tons of water.
Meanwhile, warning signs to bathers have been erected at Lough Derg after a toxic algae bloom, causing skin irritation, spread across its shoreline in North Tipperary.