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Cyanophyte Bloom (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 481

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Class Phytoplankton
Biotic Subclass Cyanophyte Phytoplankton
Biotic Group Cyanophyte Bloom
Biotic Community Synechococcus Bloom


Description
Definition Surface waters where rapid growth and very high densities of cyanophytes occur. Cyanophyte Blooms are increasingly common in coastal waters, and can be toxic.