Kōrero: Plankton

Plankton bloom in Lake Ōrākei

Plankton bloom in Lake Ōrākei

Plankton blooms are common in a number of nutrient-rich freshwater lakes in the North Island. This photograph shows a plankton bloom in the right side of Lake Ōrākai, Hawke's Bay, and clear water in the left. Silver carp introduced into the left side were able to eat much of the plankton.

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Ministry of Fisheries
Reference: A. D. Carruthers, Effect of silver carp on blue-green algal blooms in Lake Orakai. Napier: N. Z. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, 1986, p. 19

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Plankton - Toxic blooms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5142/plankton-bloom-in-lake-orakei (accessed 26 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006