Predicting and preventing algal blooms amidst climate change • Earth.com

Predicting and preventing algal blooms amidst climate change

09-28-2017


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the National Science Foundation and features a look at how scientists are working to predict and prevent harmful algal blooms.

University of Rhode Island marine ecologist Carol Thornber and her team of researchers are studying marine life in Narragansett Bay to determine what causes algal blooms and how we can limit their impact on ecosystems. Aside from the unfortunate aesthetic effects, algal blooms can be toxic to both humans and marine animals.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: National Science Foundation

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