• Mucilage phytoplankton blooms

    Mucilaginous phytoplankton blooms result from the extracellular release of organic material from the cells of microalgae. This extracellular organic carbon is mainly carbohydrates, carboxylic acids, polysaccharides or harmless organic compounds formed by the process of photosynthesis. In fact, microalgae are the most important primary producers and are to the marine ecosystem what plants are to […]

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