Algal bloom

large, visible masses of algae that develop in bodies of water during warm weather. Algal blooms are the result of excessive levels of nutrients (generally phosphorus or nitrogen) in water.

A Glossary of Water-Related Terms. (n.d.). Retrieved April 03, 2017, from http://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/442/442-758/442-758.html

 

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