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|China algae out break. Courtesy of http://www.ctv.ca|
One: An excessive amount of oxygen is produced and suffocates aquatic creatures.
Two: Sunlight will not reach certain algae to produce energy or nutrients which causes them to die. As the algae decompose (or die) at the bottom of the water bed, it releases toxins which eliminates the oxygen in the water. No oxygen means no life for any of the water plants or creatures.
Can you imagine all the areas affected by algal blooms?
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