Algae scourge triggers hunt for culprit
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For five years now, between the months of June and August, an iridescent tangle of green algae has been showing up in the shallow waters off Macajalar Bay, 30 kilometers west of Cagayan de Oro City. At first, residents of this seaside community were more puzzled than worried at the sudden proliferation of what they called bitukang manok (chicken intestine) and lumot (moss).
Reyes, L. S. (1999, September 20). Algae scourge triggers hunt for culprit. BusinessWorld, p. 14.
Algae; Proliferation; Algal blooms; Sea grass; Coral reefs; Environmental impact; Marine scientists; Eutrophication; Nitrogen; Nitrates; Phosphorus; Oxygen depletion; Fishers; Surveys; Enteromorpha clathrata; Ulva lactuca; Chlorophyta; Asia Brewery, Inc. (ABI); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region X; Harborview Research Institute; Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ); Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT); Task Force Macajalar (RFM); Mana, Filomeno; Tan, Lucio; Paragas, Vicente; Dominguez, Florencio Jr.; Ravanera, Orlando; Co, Ricardo; El Salvador, Misamis Oriental; Macajalar Bay; Cagayan de Oro
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