Researcher: Recent harmful algae blooms in Gulf are “rare” during February — Could be a sign of “far larger and nastier bloom this summer”


USF study finds beaches essentially cleaned of oil, Craig Pittman for the St. Petersburg Times, March 2, 2011:

[The USF study]... didn't examine other aspects of the spill, such as a recent bloom of harmful algae that appeared to feed on the bacteria that had gobbled up the oil, [Researcher Rip] Kirby said.

Such blooms are rare in February, when the Gulf of Mexico is still cool from winter, he said.

It could be a harbinger of a far larger and nastier bloom this summer, he said.

Read the report here.

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