University of Suffolk on why Ipswich docks water is green

Tucker, Nicholas (2023) University of Suffolk on why Ipswich docks water is green. Ipswich Star.

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If you've walked along Ipswich Waterfront then you may have noticed the water has turned a funny colour.
To some, it might even look like someone has docked boats on a field of grass.

So what has caused Ipswich docks to turn green?

Dr Nick Tucker, a microbiologist at the University of Suffolk, said: "Given the amount of rainfall and flooding caused by Storm Babet, it's likely that excess nutrients from agricultural run-off and overwhelmed sewage systems have caused an algal bloom."

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: algae, algal bloom, nutrients, river, Ipswich, Ipswich docks
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
Depositing User: Nicholas Tucker
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2024 08:26
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2024 08:26

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