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7 Things We Don’t Know About the Ocean

7 Things We Don’t Know About the Ocean

Humans have done a pretty good job of exploring the Earth thus far, climbing mountains and crossing continents and planting our flags all over the place in the name of science. But one part of the world that has remained pretty mysterious to us also happens to cover more than 70% of its surface: the …

What Are Harmful Algal Blooms?

(Laura Johnson) A harmful algal bloom is essentially the explosive growth of an organism. It’s usually algae or cyanobacteria in an aquatic ecosystem. (Christopher Winslow) Harmful algal blooms are different than our traditional algae. It’s the cyanobacterias that we refer to as harmful algal blooms that do have the ability to produce toxins. (Thomas Bridgeman) …