algal bloom

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algal bloom

Explosive growth of algae in water over-enriched by nutrients from sewage, artificial fertilizers, etc. Effects can include the mass death of fish.
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The warning comes against the backdrop of the algae bloom that is noticed off the coast of Oman during winter.
We did really well in 2015, and then last year with the algae bloom and media coverage of it, we had people calling us even into this spring thinking the lake was still closed even though it was only closed for two weeks last summer.
Andrew Reeves, A\J's water columnist, shares with us the tragic (and on-going) story of the Lake Erie algae bloom crisis, its roots in factory-farming and over-fertilization, and the steps that are being taken to try to keep 2017 from being the worst year ever for toxic algae blooms.
It was thought it was an an algae bloom, which sees a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae.
Just recently, we had our own water crisis in my corner of Ohio, near Toledo, when an algae bloom tainted our water supply.
It started in 2011 as an ugly algae bloom on the Indian River Lagoon, and then quickly morphed into a seagrass killer.
PEKyN (CyHAN)- An algae bloom, or "green tide," has quickly expanded across 35,000 square km of waters off China's eastern coast, the country's maritime authorities said Wednesday.
September 30, 2014: An estimated 280,000 salmon died off the coast of British Columbia after toxic algae bloom.
Cadw has warned that the blue green algae bloom could be toxic to humans and animals.
The first official report of dead livestock associated with a blue-green algae bloom occurred in Australia in 1878.
The move comes as part of the National Work Plan to Monitor the Red Tide Phenomenon, to ensure a swift response to tackle potential red tide whenever it happens or in case of the presence of algae bloom, also known as Cochlodinium Polykrikoides, or the death of fish and other marine species.
HSRC), a company that last year deposited more than 100 tons of iron into the Pacific Ocean about 200 nautical miles off the Canadian coast in an attempt to spur an algae bloom that would increase the fish population and also absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.