Toxic Shorelines: The Science of Algal Blooms
By Rebecca Heisman
Algal blooms can shut down beaches, fisheries and even city water supplies. Luckily, we know how to curb them.
CORRECTION: Eutrophication (referred to on page 16 of the print magazine) is the process by which a body of water becomes enriched in dissolved nutrients. This process can lead to the rapid growth of algae, which in turn depletes the water of oxygen when the algae die and are decomposed by bacteria.
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