Jack! You won't believe what Ms. Meyers taught us today in marine bio!
Hey Charlotte! What'd she say?
She taught us about something called eutrophication.
Huh? I don't know what that means. I have never heard of that word in my life.
Basically it means the water in Long Island sound could turn green!
That's impossible, and it would never happen here in Greenwich. This town is too boring.
It has already happened in Florida and it could happen here too!
Well first of all, eutrophication is the process by which a body of water becomes enriched in dissolved nutrients (such as nitrogen and phosphorus) that stimulate the growth of algae usually resulting the depletion of dissolved oxygen known as hypoxia.
Algae blooms require specific conditions to grow. According to scientific research, these conditions have been known to occur in areas that have four main similarities: