Ph.D. Student Studies Harmful Algal Blooms

Elizabeth Harvey has just returned from a seven-week fellowship to Korea to gain insight into how harmful algal blooms form, and the University of Rhode Island doctoral candidate is eager to apply what she learned to her studies of algal blooms in local waters.

The Yarmouth, Maine, native said that when some toxic algae species quickly multiply, they can have a detrimental effect on the marine environment and cripple the aquaculture industry.

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