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toxic

adjective damaging, deadly, deleterious, fatal, festering, harmful, injurious, insalubrious, lethal, malign, noxious, pestilent, pernicious, poisonous, purulent, risky, unsafe, venomous, virulent
Associated concepts: toxic chemicals, toxic dementia, toxic ingredients, toxic psychosis, toxic torts
See also: deadly, deleterious, detrimental, fatal, harmful, insalubrious, lethal, malignant, noxious, peccant, pernicious, pestilent, virulent
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Very little research has been undertaken on the physiological effects of toxic algae on the New Zealand scallop.
The Arctic char dates back to prehistoric times and is found in only a few of North Wales' coldest, deepest lakes, including Llyn Padarn in Llanberis, which has suffered outbreaks of toxic algae (left)
Studies have shown that shifts brought about by climate change make ocean and freshwater environments more susceptible to toxic algae blooms and allow harmful microbes and bacteria to proliferate, according to researchers from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
An official at the Federal Electricity and Water Authority's (Fewa) Ajman branch, said the main tank that stores desalinated water was shut down on April 25 due to red tide -- the brownish or reddish coloration of water caused by toxic algae bloom first seen two weeks ago.
Runoff causes excessive nutrient pollution that leads to toxic algae blooms and failing water quality standards.
An automated underwater microscope developed by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) detected an unexpected bloom of toxic algae in the Gulf of Mexico in February 2008.
Some fisherman have seen issues with Lyngbya, which is a toxic algae.
Yet the once abundant menhaden has become increasingly threatened; as its numbers dwindle, bigger fish and birds dependent upon them starve, and seas and bays they filter becoming increasingly choked with toxic algae.
There are other possible culprits, too, including toxic algae blooms caused by urea, an ingredient in fertilizer, and the plethora of other man-made pollutants that end up in ocean waters.
Everyone who takes their dogs to swim in lakes or ponds should read CJ Puotinen's warning (page 17) about toxic algae blooms in warm, shallow water.
A group of Klamath River tribal leaders, commercial fishermen and recreational business owners filed suit today against PacifiCorp, contending that two of its dams in Northern California are the cause of massive blooms of toxic algae that are "decimating the salmon fishery and causing an extreme potential health hazard to humans.
Shellfish feed on these toxic algae and can accumulate concentrations of toxins unsafe for human consumption.