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eutrophication

 [u″tro-fĭ-ka´shun]
the accidental or deliberate promotion of excessive growth (multiplication) of one kind of organism to the disadvantage of other organisms in the same ecosystem.

eutrophication

(ū-trŏf″ĭ-kā′shŭn) [Gr. eutrophein, to thrive]
Alteration of the environment by increasing the nutrients required by one species to the disadvantage of other species in the ecosystem, esp. in an aquatic environment.

eutrophication

a process by which pollutants cause a body of water to become over-rich in organic and mineral nutrients, so that algae, CYANOBACTERIA and other microorganisms grow rapidly and deplete the oxygen supply.

eutrophication

the accidental or deliberate promotion of excessive growth (multiplication) of one kind of organism to the disadvantage of other organisms in the same ecosystem.
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Because of the limited water exchange, the gulf is more eutrophicated than the Baltic Proper, and the outflow of nutrients through the straits is higher than the inflow.
As the distribution area of those species often coincides with highly eutrophicated sites, those species are considered to gain from eutrophication.