algal bloom

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algal bloom

an extensive growth of algae in a water body, usually as a result of the phosphate content of fertilizers and detergents.
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It is known that this is the season in which algae bloom, as it is winter.
Todd admits many people have had questions about the algae bloom this year, but when they ask, he's been able to tell them he's been out on the lake and hasn't seen any algae blooms.
Such a combination, he said, may have accelerated the algae blooms.
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.
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Disney called the experiment "an amazing success," and a satellite image taken a month after the iron was dumped showed an algae bloom in the region of the project.
Environmental officials informed the First Nation that the occurrence was due to natural causes, likely a large blue-green algae bloom, but Adams is not convinced and ACFN has taken its own water samples.
For at least the sixth year running, a giant algae bloom has engulfed the waters around this city like a bright green shag carpet mutating uncontrollably.
But a triathlon at Strathclyde Park in 2008 was postponed after an algae bloom was found in the loch, and warnings to stay out of the water were issued over the last three summers.
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.