Nutrients, Algal Blooms, and local waters
Today, the Marine & Environmental Science campers set up an experiment to observe the impact of nutrients on algal growth in the Indian River Lagoon. After learning about the cause of excess nutrients entering the Indian River Lagoon, campers developed hypotheses as to what might happen to algal growth. They then dosed beakers of Indian River Lagoon water with fertilizer. The campers will check and observe changes in the beakers over the the course of the Marine & Environmental Science camp. Make sure to check back, to find out what happened to the beakers dosed with fertilizer!