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Dr. Silvia Secchi: Harmful algal blooms

Dr. Silvia Secchi, from the University of Iowa, will be available for interviews on June 15th, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available: 

Wednesday, June 15th, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET

Harmful algal blooms—overgrowths of algae that can seriously harm people and pets, kill fish and other wildlife, and damage ecosystems—are a worsening problem in lakes, ponds, and along coastlines nationwide.

Available expert:

Dr. Silvia Secchi is a professor of geographical and sustainability sciences at the University of Iowa. She can discuss topics including:

  • Causes of harmful algal blooms, including pollution and climate change;
  • Why this phenomenon is so damaging;
  • Forecasting of harmful algal blooms; and
  • What can be done to prevent them.

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