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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The RAK authority observed biological activity in the form of chlorophyll pigments in the local waters which "indicates the presence of phytoplankton, commonly known as algal bloom or red tide, in the areas alongside the economic zone overlooking the west coast of the Arabian Gulf and the eastern coast of the Gulf of Oman," the ministry said in a statement.
The algal bloom is the result of climate change and ensuing rise in seawater temperature.
Public health workers from each participating county attended a training webinar and received an electronic package of surveillance tools, including health outreach documents for the general public, health care providers, and veterinarians; human and animal illness questionnaires; and illness reporting forms adapted from CDC's One Health Harmful Algal Bloom System materials (8).
It comes after years of legal battles by Fish Legal on behalf of the Seiont, Gwyrfai and Llyfni Angling Society, who had complained of declining fish populations - and the near extinction of the char - with regular algal blooms and water deoxygenation.
Blue Green algal blooms impacted a 636-mile stretch of the Ohio river in September, 2015, and residents received a warning to avoid drinking tap water in Toledo, August, 2015, due to a toxic algal bloom in Lake Erie.
Whereas the record-setting dead-zone event occurred during the 2012 drought, the 2011 record-setting algal bloom was attributed to intense spring storms and various other confounding factors.
OHIO (CyHAN)- Engineers at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland are using NASA Glenn remote-sensing technology to learn more about the Lake Erie algal bloom that contaminated water supplies in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan over the weekend.
However, it's important for coastal managers and public health officials to know that the presence of an algal bloom doesn't necessarily mean toxins are present.
As phosphorus is the primary "fuel" for an algal bloom, large persistent blooms are generally limited to lakes with high phosphorus content.
London, July 5 ( ANI ): The algal bloom in China has turned the Yellow Sea into green, the cause of which has been attributed to agricultural and industrial pollution.
Another algal bloom was spotted in Botany Bay, south of Bondi last Friday.