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Algal blooms reveal their poisonous past

A poisonous, "hairy efflorescence" in a 17th century Polish lake is likely to be the first recorded example of a toxic blue-green algal (cyanobacterial) bloom, according to environmental scientists at Flinders.

dateFeb 19, 2016 in Environment
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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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