Ocean Nutrients and Sargassum Blooms: How analytical advances drive ocean science discoveries


Disruptions in ocean chemistry can lead to algal blooms which can pose a risk to wildlife. These algae can be carried by currents and deposited onto seashores. In recent years, non-toxic algal blooms have been considered for use in agriculture to both remove the excess of the algae from the seashore and be a natural source of phosphorus and nitrogen in farming practices. Since some algae may hyperaccumulate metals, testing of certain metals which may pose a risk to human health is necessary. In this webinar we'll discuss the analysis of arsenic in a species of algae, Sargassum sp. and draw relationships between these concentrations and ocean chemistry.

Presented by: Peter Morton, Eve Kroukamp, Tony Palermo

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