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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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.
By studying these signatures, researchers can improve their ability to remotely identify the biochemical properties of an algal bloom and predict when and where they will form.
To support research and authorize funding, Congress passed the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act in 1998 and expanded it in 2004.
Environmental change could be triggering "rock snot" algal blooms that harm fish and leave pristine riverbeds looking like tattered mats of soggy toilet paper.
It urged them not to approach areas affected by the algal bloom and not to collect or eat dead fish, if they find any.
According to the report, the algal bloom, which is not toxic to humans or animals, can potentially harm the marine life and change the ecology of the environment beneath it as it blocks sunlight from entering the ocean and sucks oxygen from the water suffocating marine life.
Another algal bloom was spotted in Botany Bay, south of Bondi last Friday.
The National Harmful Algal Bloom Committee (NHC) has elected Dr.
This summer, swimmers in China managed to enjoy a day at the beach despite a massive algal bloom.
Cooler autumn weather will reduce the temperature of the lake, which should cause the algal bloom to decrease but the Environment Agency said they would continue sampling the lake water on a regular basis and will advise when it is safe to use or whether additional measures need to be taken.
EAW area manager David Edwell warned that another algal bloom this summer could not be ruled out.
The agency recently described the algal bloom as a 'natural phenomenon'.