Causes of Algal Blooms

What causes blooms? Under specific environmental conditions phytoplankton (microscopic single cell algae) and macroalgae (seaweed visible with the naked eye) may grow rapidly or be physically accumulated by currents in a localized area, leading to a “bloom.” Such blooms may be harmful, with either noxious (odor, appearance, decreased water quality) or even toxic impacts. Excess … Continue reading Causes of Algal Blooms