Algae

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  • The Algae Bloom Process

    3. Algae bloom process the microbes involved in Algae are a diverse group of photosynthetic microorganisms, which vary from small, single-celled microbes to complex multicellular forms. Though algae bloom is considered as natural phenomena, but nutrient pollution can increase their frequency, duration and intensity. After getting adequate nutrition, the algae can grow rapidly in warm and slow moving water. The rapid increase in number causes the bloom to turn water noticeably green, but other colours can also be observed. The gelatinous coating of some algae helps it to float in water by allowing cells to stick together. Some algae form thick mats to float on the surface. Lake Erie also has a rich diversity of benthic algae. Figure 2: Algae…

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  • Algae Biofuel

    called algae biofuel. Algae biofuel is a fuel just like gasoline or diesel, but instead of being mined from the ground causing irreparable damage, it is grown in a pond and actually has positive side effects on the environment. Algae Biomass Organization states, “Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 percent compared to petroleum fuels.” Algae biofuel could be one of the solutions to our polluted atmosphere. Algae is special because it can actually clean the…

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  • Effects Of Global Warming On Coral Reefs

    Global warming has many effects on the world, but it especially has an impact on the ocean. Global temperature rise can affect many ecosystems, and the species within them. Coral Reefs Coral reefs are valuable resources for ocean life. Coral and algae have a symbiotic relationship, with the algae living in the coral and being the primary food source for the coral. As a consequence, this symbiotic relationship provides habitats for small fish and plants due to the abundance of food found in the…

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  • Coral Reef Ecology Activity

    Two reasons why coral reefs are being threatened worldwide are because of tourists, who cause sewage to pollute the ocean and give nutrients to algae, step on corals, and destroy coral reefs with their boat anchors; overfishing causes the mass killing of sea urchins, which feed on algae, thus algae takes over the coral reefs and stunts their growth. B. The process of coral bleaching is when ocean temperatures become too warm, and the algae discharged from the coral causes the coral to begin a…

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  • Anthozoans: Coral Reefs

    This is through a process of slow deposition and accumulation of limestone removed from seawater. Stony corals and coralline red algae grow among the coral colonies. Limestone is used for the outer part of coral polyps and hardening the fleshy parts of the coralline algae. After organisms die, they leave the limestone skeletons. The reef-building process is very slow, it takes decades to centuries. Coral reefs start to form when coral larvae attach to hard surfaces such as submerged rock along…

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  • Aerobic Enzyme Lab

    Introduction Phosphorus is one of the key elements necessary for the growth of plants and animals (1). That is why having the right levels of phosphorous in the water is so essential. If too much phosphate is present in the water the algae and weeds will grow rapidly, may choke the waterway, and use up large amounts of precious oxygen (in the absence of photosynthesis and as the algae and plants die and are consumed by aerobic bacteria.) The result may be the death of many fish and aquatic…

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  • Algae Lab Report

    Pattern, Problem, Correlation: Algae are very extensive, and have proven to be very beneficial to our environment. They are a “diverse group of predominantly aquatic organisms that account for almost 50% of the photosynthesis that takes place on Earth” (Moroney et al. 2009). Due to this prevalence of algae, it is important to know its uses. Firstly, “algae are proposed to play a role in the global carbon cycle by helping remove excess carbon dioxide from the environment” (Moroney et al. 2009).…

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  • Case Study: The Great Barrier Reef

    (4) The East Australian Current keeps the temperature in the region of the great barrier reef in this range as seen in the **picture**. This allows the coral in the Great Barrier Reef to thrive like none other. Corals are very sensitive to temperature and if the temperature increase then the zooxanthellae leaves their tissues making the coral unable to produce food on it's own, thus killing it. (5) If the temperature drops then a symbiotic algae present in the coral that helps it to get food…

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  • Positive Effects Of Coral Bleaching

    When the acidity of the water increases so does the temperature which can cause coral bleaching. The microorganisms living within the coral turn the coral white. While coral can survive the bleaching, they are highly likely to die from it. This is highly dangerous and is occurring more and more as the years go on. If bleaching if occurring, then the productivity is very low. Think about a bleached reef as a sick person whose chance at life are very low. If most of the energy is being used to…

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  • Summary Of Wicked Plants By Amy Stewart

    It doesn’t have to be human death; animal, plant and industrial death all contribute to a death in some way. In some instances, the destructive side effects are more notable and unique than the death they might eventually cause. Destructive plants hold only eight percent of the entire wicked plants in the book but include some of the worst property damagers out there. These destructive plants like killer algae aren’t harmful to humans directly, but the algae poisons the fish that we could eat…

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