What is the killing of aquatic life due to the depletion of oxygen because of the excessive growth of algae due to the over-abundance of phosphorous in the coastal areas called?

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What is the killing of aquatic life due to the depletion of oxygen because of the excessive growth of algae due to the over-abundance of phosphorous in the coastal areas called?
 
(a) Leaching
 
(b) Respiration
 
(c) Photosynthesis
 
(d) Eutrophication
 
The question was posed to me in class test.
 
Question is taken from Ecosystem in portion Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 months ago

Right choice is (d) Eutrophication
 
Explanation: Eutrophication is the process that leads to the killing of aquatic life due to the depletion of oxygen because of the excessive growth of algae due to the over-abundance of phosphorous in the coastal areas. Eutrophication is also known as hypertrophication and is the result of an increase in minerals in a water body.