phytoplankton bloom

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  • phytoplankton bloom — noun A large, temporary colony of phytoplankton floating in the sea; they are important in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere …   Wiktionary

  • Algal bloom — Algal blooms can present problems for ecosystems and human society An algal bloom is a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae (typically microscopic) in an aquatic system. Algal blooms may occur in freshwater as well as marine… …   Wikipedia

  • Spring bloom — The spring bloom is a sudden and strong bloom of phytoplankton such as diatoms or dinoflagellates in the spring in temperate and sub polar bodies of water. In winter, the waters are well mixed, i.e., water is circulated from the bottom to the top …   Wikipedia

  • water bloom — Dense aquatic accumulation of microscopic organisms produced by an abundance of nutrients in surface water coupled with adequate sunlight for photosynthesis. The microorganisms or the toxic substances they release may discolour the water, exhaust …   Universalium

  • Harmful algal bloom — A harmful algal bloom (HAB) is a dense aggregation of phytoplankton, algae or cyanobacteria in a marine or aquatic environment that causes negative impacts to other organisms via production of natural toxins, mechanical damage to other organisms… …   Wikipedia

  • algal bloom —   rapid growth of phytoplankton in water bodies usually in the surface layers. May be hazardous both through the production of toxins and through the blocking of insolation to lower layers …   Geography glossary

  • Iron fertilization — For information on ocean fertilization schemes not involving iron, see ocean nourishment. An oceanic phytoplankton bloom in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Argentina covering an area about 300 miles (480 km) by 50 miles Iron… …   Wikipedia

  • Critical Depth — This article is about the Oceanography term. For the video game, see Critical Depth (video game). In biological oceanography, Critical Depth is defined as a hypothesized surface mixing depth at which phytoplankton growth is precisely matched by… …   Wikipedia

  • Iron Hypothesis — The Iron Hypothesis was formulated by oceanographer John Martin, based on theories by Joseph Hart and first tested in 1993 and may be a long term solution to the rapid production of anthropogenic carbon dioxide. In 1988, Nature published the… …   Wikipedia

  • Plankton — For other uses, see Plankton (disambiguation). Photomontage of planktonic organisms Plankton (singular plankter) are any drifting organisms (plants …   Wikipedia

  • Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …   Universalium

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