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algal blooms

A readily visible, high concentration of algal growth or aggregation of algae in or on the surface layer of a body of water.
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  • algae blooms
  • phytoplankton blooms
  • diatom blooms
  • harmful algal blooms
  • red tides
  • brown tides
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