What does the algae do to hurt the population? crawl out of its ponds and murder people?
I was meaning a collapse in the population of the algae. When using algae in an industrial process, they would want it to be continuously feeding and reproducing, at as high a rate as possible. This means that it must live in an environment that is highly tuned regarding water quality, temperature, and its food inputs. Any problems in these parameters and the algae will die out fast, not gradually. The time between a problem occuring and a collapse of the population could be as short as hours, not days or weeks.
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