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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The algae bloom can also choke shipping channels and create a bad odor if washed ashore.
Following a summer filled with toxic algae blooms across the country, Kumar is seeking approval to control large-scale toxic algae in the United States utilizing Nualgi's patented formula.
Algae blooms color the landscape throughout the world, and are not new to lakes and rivers.
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.
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.
The hidden danger comes from algae bloom and bacterial action that may produce hydrogen sulfide and methane as waste products.
Early Alarm System Set After Algae Bloom Cuts Chilean Salmon Output By Up to 25%
LOS ANGELES -- Some residents in parts of two Southern California counties may notice a musty taste and odor in their tap water, but it is an aesthetic problem caused by an algae bloom and not a health hazard, according to water quality experts.
Oceanographer at the Sultan Qaboos University, Khaled Al Hashmi, pointed out that the algae bloom is a seasonal phenomenon.