Definitions for "Algae blooms"
Elevated growth of one or more species of algae, which may result from excessive nutrient loading, in combination with adequate light, temperature and other environmental factors. Algae are an important food source for aquatic life in our waters, but algae blooms may result in an unbalanced food web or contribute to low dissolved oxygen conditions, during the night or early morning hours.
Occurs when algae grows very fast because too many nutrients enter the water. Algae blooms color the water a deep red-brown.
Excessive algae growth that occurs when too many nutrients are present in the water.