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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Red tide is also called the harmful algal bloom phenomenon, referring to the unusual growth of colonies of toxic and non-toxic algae in the water, some of which produce toxins that harm certain types of sea life, according to BFAR.
Red tide is a common name for a phenomenon known as algal bloom, in which large quantities of algae accumulate rapidly in sea water and result in discolouration of the surface water.
Dubai: A red tide algal bloom has appeared along the UAE's coastlines in the western regions, confirmed the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on Wednesday.
The results indicate a limited algal bloom in green and brown colors that takes the form of unstable patches and consists of a mixture of phytoplankton species with relatively low biomass.
About 67 per cent of the source of feed water for the plant is through sub-surface intakes or beach wells, which aren't impacted by the algal bloom, as much.
Rapid proliferation and accumulation of potentially toxin-producing cyanobacteria characterize one type of harmful algal bloom (HAB).
The more recent NRW investigations concluded the permitted discharges from our treatment works partly contributed to a complex water quality impact on the lake, which took the form of an algal bloom in 2009, but that the changes to permits already planned by NRW were sufficient to address this.
malayensis, and wide algicidal range against various harmful algal bloom (HABs) species.
The growing algal bloom resulted in the governor recently declaring a state of emergency in four counties after the bloom reached beaches and created a health concern for swimmers.
The revelation about the size of the dead zone in 2012 comes on the heels of the record-setting harmful algal bloom that occurred in 2011, and the closure of the Toledo water supply in August 2014 due to high concentrations of Cyanobacteria-produced toxins at the city's water intake.
The red tide is a common name for a phenomenon known as an algal bloom (large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms) when it is caused by a few species of dinoflagellates and the bloom takes on a red or brown color.
NEARLY 1,800 people will be without water due to an algal bloom until Friday at the earliest.