Some researchers point to climate change in algae blooms and other water woes

10/28/13 Janelle Irwin
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Tags: water, algae, nutrient pollution, climate change, global warming, fisheries, the Gulf of Mexico


Stony Brook University professor Christopher Gobler explains the effects of ocean acidification on fisheries.

photo by Janelle Irwin

Scientists are studying the effects of harmful algae blooms on water supplies and ecosystems. During a five-day symposium in Sarasota looking at the science behind algae blooms and other harmful outbreaks, experts tied increasing water problems to climate change. Patricia Tester, a researcher with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, studies bacteria that cause Ciguatera fish poisoning.

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