the harm of algae

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soadahmed
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the harm of algae

Post by soadahmed » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:52 pm

plz any one can tell me whats arethe harm effects of algae

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Post by marineman » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:28 pm

This is a very broad question, do you mean the harmful effects of harmful algae blooms, specific algae species e.g. pseudo-nitzschia produces a secondary metabolite called domoic acid which is a neurotoxin and bio accumulates in marine life causing respiratory problems and can lead to amnesiac shellfish poisoning. Also do you mean in refernce to macro algae? Are you interested in the economic effects ? etc..

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Re: the harm of algae

Post by Rettajean » Wed May 29, 2013 6:34 am

Algal bloom is the main harmful effect of algae. This generally happens when there is too much algae in the water, in which results in excess of nutrients. This may be because of fertiliser or cleaning products from a nearby residence. The increase of population of algae will also increase the death of them, because they have a short lifespan. And as they die, they take up oxygen in the water, which can disturb or even kill other aquatic animals or plants sharing the same habitat.

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