Algal Bloom is a rapid increase in the population of microscopic algae in water. Algal blooms may occur in fresh water as well as marine environments. Algal bloom events involving toxic or other harmful phytoplantons are called Harmful algal blooms.
Bright green blooms in freshwater systems are frequently a result of cyanobacteria (colloquially known as blue-green algae) such as Microcystis. Blooms may also consist of macroalgal (non-phytoplanktonic) species. These blooms are recognizable by large blades of algae that may wash up onto the shoreline.
Related Journals of Algal Blooms
Oceanography: Open Access, Marine Biology & Oceanography, Coastal Zone Management, Journal of The World Aquaculture Society, Journal of Freshwater Ecology, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Journal of Hydro-environment Research.