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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 20.5C treatment was significantly different from the 23.7C and 27.7C 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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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 158H taught by Professor Elzinga during the Fall '10 term at Michigan State University.
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