algal bloom meaning
Growth of a superabundance of algae and other microscopic plant life usually from an enrichment of a natural body of water by the addition of dissolved nutrients,especially nitrogen and phosphorus. It may be natural,induced (water pollution),or controlled (harvesting phytoplankton for food in an aquaculture system).
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- red tides or algal blooms are natural discolorations of seawater caused by the rapid multiplication of algae
- bloom a sudden growth of microorganisms in a freshwater or marine ecosystem, often known as an algal bloom
- in the united states, the government says harmful algal blooms cause more than eighty million dollars in economic losses each year
- Then there are those persistent algal blooms in the western bay.
- The big algal bloom just sucked up all of the oxygen.