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SAT® Subject Test in Chemistry

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Algal Blooms

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I. Algal blooms caused by phosphates are beneficial to aquatic ecosystems.

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II. Algal blooms are associated with rapidly increasing rates of photosynthesis which lead to dissolved oxygen content in the water leading to much higher than normal levels.

A

Statement I is true, Statement II is true

B

Statement I is true, Statement II is false

C

Statement I is false, Statement II is true

D

Statement I is false, Statement II is false

E

Statement I is true, Statement II is true and is a correct explanation of the phenomena described in I