Harmful Algal Blooms
A harmful algal bloom (HAB) occurs when toxin-producing algae grow excessively in a body of water. Algae are microscopic organisms that live in aquatic environments and use photosynthesis to produce energy from sunlight, just like plants. The excessive algal growth, or algal bloom, becomes visible to the naked eye and can be green, blue-green, red, or brown, depending on the type of algae.
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- SourceUrl: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/algal-blooms/index.cfm
- Syndication ID: 15753
- Language: English
- Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
- Date Syndication Captured: Monday, August 29, 2016 at 05:22 PM
- Date Syndication Updated: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 12:45 AM
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