Management and Monitoring of Eutrophication: Trophic State Indexes on the Río de la Plata Northern Coast

Marine pollution is an introduction by humans, directly or indirectly, of substances or energy into marine environments (including estuaries) resulting in such deleterious effects as harm to living resources, hazards to human health, hindrance of marine activities including fishing, impairment of quality for use of sea, and reduction of amenities.

Eutrophication process or the enrichment of dissolved nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorous) in aquatic systems (coastal or freshwater) is frequently due to the runoff from the land. These nutrient inputs contribute to the increase of phytoplankton, toxic algae and cyanobacterial blooms, lack of oxygen (hypoxia and/or anoxia events), and massive fish mortality with negative consequences for water quality and aquatic biodiversity.


Ernesto Brugnoli

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