News tagged with harmful algal bloom

Video: The pond scum that can kill

You've probably seen that pesky greenish stuff floating on lakes and ponds. Usually this pond "scum" is just a nuisance. But sometimes it is a horde of cyanobacteria—also known as blue-green algae—that can blossom into ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Other
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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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