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Fintrådiga alger

English translation: Filamentous algae

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Swedish term or phrase:Fintrådiga alger
English translation:Filamentous algae
Entered by: Kent Andersson
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14:05 Jun 28, 2007
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Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / oceonology, marine biology
Swedish term or phrase: Fintrådiga alger
The algae that live on nutrients from the water (not from the air), on the surface of seas. They are long and thready and are often due to eutrophication. They make swimming unpleasent. You'll find them where the water is a bit still.
I am not looking for a specific species, but the kind of alge that form "carpets".
Ylva Jonzon
Filamentous algae
Explanation:
Is the correct translation of "fintrådiga alger", but it is unclear what it is you are really looking for. There seems to be a contradiction in what you write. Filamentous algae generally grow submerged on solid surfaces (but can sometimes float to the surface). The "algae" that bloom in eutrophic lakes and e.g. the Baltic sea and form a layer on the surface of the water are not algae but cyanobacteria. If you could give more context it might help.
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Kent Andersson
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Filamentous algae


Explanation:
Is the correct translation of "fintrådiga alger", but it is unclear what it is you are really looking for. There seems to be a contradiction in what you write. Filamentous algae generally grow submerged on solid surfaces (but can sometimes float to the surface). The "algae" that bloom in eutrophic lakes and e.g. the Baltic sea and form a layer on the surface of the water are not algae but cyanobacteria. If you could give more context it might help.

Kent Andersson
Local time: 01:08
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 4
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agree  Michele Fauble: yes, "carpet algae" are cyanobacteria
2 hrs

agree  Peter Linton
6 days
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Jul 12, 2007 - Changes made by Kent Andersson:
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