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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 EA says: "Water bodies affected by blue green algae, or algal blooms may be green, blue-green or greenish brown and can produce musty, earthy or grassy odours.
Algal blooms in Lake Erie's central basin can produce types of cyanobacterial toxins that typically are not detected through routine water-safety monitoring, according to a study published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research.
[USA], May 7 (ANI): A recent study has observed that rice husk can effectively remove microcystin (a toxin released by harmful algal blooms) that are increasingly occurring in the Great Lakes and other freshwater lakes around the world.
This can lead to toxin-producing algal blooms or low-oxygen dead zones called hypoxia.
Red tide is a common name for algal blooms, which are large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms, such as protozoans and unicellular algae.
Many methods have been developed globally to mitigate other harmful algal blooms. We will investigate which of these methods are suitable for Karenia brevis blooms, test and develop new methods and transition promising ones from benchtop experiments to field testing, and work with Mote scientists who are already testing methods such as ozonation and clay application.
Jude Steven Candelaria and Jarred Sueno Luzada received the award for their project entitled "REDetect: Automated Saltwater Quality Monitor for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Detection" in Chongqing, China on August 20.
Speaking to the ECHO, a spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: "Toxin-producing blooms are called Harmful Algal Blooms and can be dangerous to wild animals, farm livestock and domestic pets.
Water bodies affected by bluegreen algae or algal blooms may appear to be green, blue-green or greenish brown and can produce musty, earthy or grassy odours.
The company expects further delay in reverting to full operations as proliferation of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) is continuing, which is likely to increase the financial impact of the outbreak.
Scott was named Chief of the Division of Water's Lake Monitoring and Assessment Section in 2009, and initiated DEC's efforts to monitor and control harmful algal blooms. He is the senior author of both editions of Diet for a Small Lake: The Expanded Guide to New York State Lake and Watershed Management.