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Title: Microalgal monitoring in coastal waters 1993-1995
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
The Environment Agency has a responsibility to protect coastal water quality (for three nautical miles offshore), to monitor bathing water quality and assess the aesthetic quality of beaches. The quality of the coastal environment may be influenced by the presence of an excessive biomass of microalgae, or phytoplankton. This report presents the results from the microalgal monitoring programme in the coastal environment for 1993, 1994 and 1995. Information on the sites monitored and the occurrence of species is described for the individual years and a comparison made between the years. Details of the Agency and MAFF monitoring programmes are presented, together with an overview of the impact of marine microalgal blooms in England and Wales.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Subject Keywords: Coastal watersWater qualityBathing waterBathing Water DirectiveBeachesEnvironmental qualityAlgal bloomsPhytoplanktonMonitoring
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 63
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