Nitrates and Phosphates and Algae, Oh My!
Part A: Making an Algal Bloom
Because algae and other planktonic species are the primary producers upon which the rest of the marine food chain depends, it is important to understand why algal blooms occur and what effects they have on the surrounding water and marine life. In this part of the investigation, you will make your own algal bloom and test what factors influence the occurrence and duration of the bloom.
- Prepare a "Control" container and a "+ Nutrients" container for your algae samples.