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One kilogram of phosphorus can result in the formation of 500 kilograms (wet weight) of living algae in a lake.

Source: J. R. Vallentyne, The Algal Bowl -- A Faustian View of Eutrophication, (1973) Federation Proceedings, Vol. 32 (7), pp. 1754-1757.


By Sea Grant Staff
June 2002

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