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Cryptophyte Bloom (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 478

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Class Phytoplankton
Biotic Subclass Cryptophyte Phytoplankton
Biotic Group Cryptophyte Bloom
Biotic Community Myrionecta Bloom

Definition Surface waters where rapid growth and very high densities of cryptophytes occur. Blooms are generally not toxic and can form in coastal and estuarine waters.