COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Nitrogen from pollution, natural sources causes growth of toxic algae
Description: Nitrogen in ocean waters fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic phytoplankton species that are harmful to marine life and human health, warns a new study published in the Journal of Phycology. Researchers from San Francisco State University found that nitrogen entering the ocean -- whether through natural processes or pollution -- boosts the growth and toxicity of a group of phytoplankton that can cause the human illness Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning. [Source: SF State News]
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Source: SF State News
Publish Date: 2/6/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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