water bloom

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water bloom

n.
A growth of algae, especially cyanobacteria, on the surface of a body of water, such as a pond.
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The problem is even more serious in the tropical regions where uncontrolled eutrophication can enhance the growth and development of fresh water blooms.
Water blooms due to bluegreens intensified during the last decade, which has spoilt the balance of the lake's whole ecosystem.
Ganf (1974) writing on water blooms caused by Microcystis aeruginosa in equatorial lake George (Uganda), drew attention to the windless (anticyclonic) weather by night which aided the formation of surface water blooms.
We would expect the water to be browner and carrying more sediment during the winter months, to appear greener in spring as the plankton or algae in the water blooms and to appear blue as the waters clear during the summer months.
We would expect the water to be browner and carrying more sediment during the winter, to appear greener in spring as the plankton or algae in the water blooms and to appear blue as the waters clear during the summer.
The algae living at the surface of the water blooms with the natural sunlight through the day.
Some of the harmful aspects of algae are contamination of water reservoirs, water blooms, death to living organisms, diseases to human beings, and parasitic activities.
The water blooms were dominated by Microcystis aeruginosa (determined by microscopic examination) and the algae cells were lyophilized for toxins extraction.