Key Vocabulary Terms
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Algae: living organisms that make their own food from sunlight through photosynthesis, similar to plants
Microalgae: microscopic algae found in freshwater and saltwater
Macroalgae: large, plant-like form of algae also known as seaweed
Photosynthesis: the process by which plants and other organisms use sunlight to synthesize food from carbon dioxide and water
Harmful Algal Bloom: often referred to as HABs are overgrowths of algae in the water; some can produce dangerous toxins that affect both humans and animals
Nutrient pollution: excess nutrients (mainly nitrogen and phosphorus) put into the environment, largely from human activities such as fossil fuels, fertilizers, and pet waste