Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Micro-algae known as phytoplankton occurring in great abundance is a feature often found in marine and freshwater habitats. A bloom can produce harmful impacts on marine ecosystems. The detrimental events caused by algae are termed as “harmful algal blooms” (HABs). Algae are considered harmful because of their consequences due to biotoxins, anoxia and physical damages.

Photo: A non-toxic red tide bloom of Noctiluca scintillans in New Zealand. (M. Godfrey) (Ref: http://www.whoi.edu)


Photo: Dinoflagellate Karlodinium bloom along Johor Strait, Singapore during Feb 2015.

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