Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture, for example, always produces the first blooms
, and Hokkaido the last, where in some years, the blooming season extends into May.
'We are looking at how to utilise algal blooms
for commercial purposes.
color the landscape throughout the world, and are not new to lakes and rivers.
Doucette, "Prokaryotes in association with a toxic Alexandrium lusitanicum in culture," in Harmful Marine Algal Blooms
Every spring, waters in the North Atlantic Ocean explode into green and white patches as countless microscopic marine plants bloom
. The burst, scientists had assumed, is fueled by longer days, more sunlight, and warmer waters.
In particular, they are concerned about the-possibility that the consumers of phytoplankton may be unable to match the earlier blooms
and avoid disruptions of critical life-cycle stages such as egg hatching and larval development.
Using satellite data from 1997-2010 depicting ocean colour and phytoplankton production, they found that the spring blooms
have been arriving up to 50 days earlier in some areas over this 10-year period.
Fern Otawa, a member of the Glen Morris Communities in Bloom
Committee, displayed two awards received from the Ontario Communities in Bloom
Committee--the Five Blooms
Award and the Tidiness Award.
Huge algal blooms
in the Indian Ocean dance to their own rhythm.
Wyevale, the Hereford-based garden centre chain, has announced a twin strategy which will see it using the Blooms
of Bressingham name it bought earlier this year.
Harmful algal blooms
that produce domoic acid are increasing, possibly due to warming ocean waters and human impacts such as farm and sewage runoff.
"Much of the drama and beauty of exotic blooms
is in their unusual, long stems," she notes.
By the late 1930s, Blooms
Nurseries had become the largest of its kind in the UK.
Buds and blooms
are bursting into colour in Saltburn as the town prepares for floral contest judges to make their annual visit.