News tagged with blooms

Ocean current in Gulf of Mexico linked to red tide

A new study found that a major ocean current in the Gulf of Mexico plays an important role in sustaining Florida red tide blooms. The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science research team ...

dateJan 12, 2016 in Environment
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Harmful algal blooms and water quality

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur naturally, but their outbreaks are influenced by climate change and droughts, nutrient enrichment and manmade factors, such as contaminants from sewage and stormwater discharge, natural resource ...

dateDec 22, 2015 in Environment
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Cockburn Sound fish victim to nature's bad hand

The algae behind the widespread fish kill in Cockburn Sound over recent weeks is a bad roll of nature's dice not the sign of a dead waterway, an environmental consultant specialising in port operations says.

dateDec 10, 2015 in Ecology
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High toxin level delays California crab season

Wildlife authorities delayed the Dungeness crab season and closed the rock crab fishery for most of California on Thursday, just days after warning of dangerous levels of a neurotoxin linked to a massive algae bloom off the ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Environment
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