Benthic Mats: Harmful Algal Bloom Examples

Harmful algal blooms may also occur as benthic mats. These mats grow on the bottom of the waterbody and may detach and float downstream. They are found in both standing and flowing water. These photos are all from Zion National Park.

Benthic Mats example
Benthic Mats example
Benthic Mats example-Zions Lodge
Benthic Mats example-Flanigan
Benthic Mats example
Benthic Mats example
Benthic Mats example

Last updated: August 11, 2022 at 1:03 pm
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