Algal blooms and sea-surface temperatures

A model using high-resolution sea-surface temperature records and temperature-dependent growth rates of two harmful algae that produce potent human biotoxins indicates that increased algal growth rates and bloom were associated with ocean warming within many coastal North Atlantic regions and some regions of the North Pacific since 1982, suggesting that continued ocean warming might promote the intensification and redistribution of harmful algal blooms. - Read at PNAS

Article #16-19575: “Ocean warming since 1982 has expanded the niche of toxic algal blooms in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans,” by Christopher J. Gobler et al.