Tag Archives: phytoplankton

Excess nutrients cause environmental deterioration in the Bohai Sea, China

The introduction of excess nutrients (i.e., nitrogen and phosphorus) to coastal areas can have a series of impacts. One of the most common is eutrophication—the enrichment of water with surplus nutrients, which accelerates the growth of algae.

Harmful algal blooms in the Mar Piccolo: what effect may they have on local mariculture?

More than 70% of the world’s human population lives in the coastal environments and in recent years, population growth and related human activities (agriculture, wastewater treatment plans, urban runoff) have increased nutrient inputs (inorganic fertilizing compounds) in