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Harmful Algal Blooms in the Indian River Lagoon

Speaker: Malcom McFarland, FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Microscopic algae, also known as phytoplankton, are essential components of healthy aquatic ecosystems, but some species form harmful algae blooms (HABs) that threaten ecosystem stability, human health, and local economies. The frequency and intensity of these HABs appears to be increasing with climate change and with human induced ecosystem modifications. This talk will focus on the multiple HAB species that are found in the Indian River Lagoon and current efforts to better understand their bloom dynamics.

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