sea bloom

variants: or sea blossom

Definition of sea bloom

: a free-floating marine blue-green alga (Trichodesmium erythraeum) that has a red pigment in addition to the phycocyanin and sometimes occurs so abundantly in the warmer seas as to color the water red — compare water bloom

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“Sea bloom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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