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Algal bloom

Similar term(s): algae bloom.

Definition:

The rapid excessive growth of algae, generally caused by high nutrient levels and favourable conditions. Can result in deoxygenation of the water mass when the algae die, leading to the death of aquatic flora and fauna.

Source: Water resources Management Practicum 2000 Biology 

More:
Algae bloom in Mounds Dam impoundment caused by eutrophication Algae bloom in Mounds Dam impoundment caused by eutrophication.

Source: Water resources Management Practicum 2000 Biology 

Related words:

Eutrophication - Nutrients

Translation(s):

Español: Floración de algas
Français: Floraison d'algues

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