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3 - What are Algal Blooms?




Algal blooms are a rapid overgrowth of algae that occur under certain environmental conditions. Algal blooms are considered harmful when they negatively impact ecosystems and people’s health. Ample levels of nutrients including nitrogen and phosphorus plus favorable weather conditions can trigger an algal bloom formation. This video explores the environmental conditions that support an algal bloom formation and provides examples of algal blooms in Florida.

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 Last Modified 4/3/23