This years bloom
is expected to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but could range between 6 and 9.
She said that the ministry is working with various authorities to tackle the problem of algal blooms
. 'We are working with Oman Centre for Marine Biotechnology (OCMB).
also affect lake ecosystems by reducing oxygen levels, which can result in fish kills and prevent the growth of beneficial algae.
Azam, "Algicidal bacteria in the sea and their impact on algal blooms
," Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, vol.
also has mammoth implications for climate.
Each spring, rising temperatures and melting ice triggers the phytoplankton--tiny marine plants that form the base of the oceanic food chain--in the Arctic Ocean to proliferate, creating a one- to two-week bloom
. The bloom
stimulates the production of zooplankton, which provide food for fish.
stimulate production of zooplankton, microscopic marine animals, which become a food source for fish.
Sifting through meteorological data in search of a cause for these occasional blooms
, which can span an area the size of Alaska, Baris Mete Uz of the University of Maryland at College Park noticed a pattern.
Three of the Blooms
sites and up to 30 of Wyevale's smaller outlets will be rebranded under the Blooms
name and trade as local garden centres.
In addition to his gardening prowess, which led to him being called a 'Titan of Horticulture', Alan Bloom
was also one of the country's foremost collectors of steam traction engines and railway locomotives.
The seaside town has also been involved in the regional Northumbria in Bloom
competition for 18 years.
May Walsh be the first term in a new series of fan/entrepreneurs, and may a thousand Blooms