New research simulates Baltic algal blooms
Large accumulations of blue-green algae, which benefit from ocean warming and are brought to the coast by wind-driven and turbulent currents, are not only inconvenient features for recreational plans along the Baltic coast in the summer. They consume oxygen during decomposition, can be toxic to humans and animals and also affect water quality. In a new interdisciplinary project, researchers will investigate the connection between physical and biological processes that affect algal blooms and develop tools that can predict how they change in a warmer climate.
Read the article at the Baltic Sea Centre website.
Last updated: November 12, 2021