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What causes algae over abundance?


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One of the reasons for an algae bloom is that the organisms are getting the nutrients they need to overgrow. Limited nutrients keep algae numbers in check, but if they get more they have the building blocks to reproduce more frequently. You will often see a pond covered with green algae when it is surrounded by grass that has been fertilized and the fertilizer washes into the water when it rains or the lawn is watered.

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