Definition of algal bloom in English:

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algal bloom

Pronunciation: /ˌalɡəl ˈbluːm/


A rapid growth of microscopic algae or cyanobacteria in water, often resulting in a coloured scum on the surface.
Example sentences
  • That could reduce the invertebrates' predation on algae at the surface, potentially leading to algal blooms and poor water quality.
  • Blue-green algal bloom forms on the surface of water when there are high levels of nutrients present, combined with warm, sunny and calm conditions.
  • He says this leads to algal blooms and massive seaweed growth, which ends up on the beach, attracting flies.

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