Unformatted text preview: respectively. We used a growth chamber in the lab to increase algal biomass. We found that as temperature increased, algal biomass also increased as the 20.5°C treatment was significantly different from the 23.7°C and 27.7°C treatments. However, harmful algal blooms, which deplete oxygen levels and release toxins, may result with increasing temperatures. Therefore, these results suggest that global warming effects in the future will have a negative effect on aquatic ecosystems....
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- Fall '10
- Global Warming, Algal bloom, benthic algal growth