Macroalgae, nutrient cycles, and pollutants in the Lagoon of Venice

@article{Sfriso1992MacroalgaeNC,
  title={Macroalgae, nutrient cycles, and pollutants in the Lagoon of Venice},
  author={Adriano Sfriso and Bruno Pavoni and Antonio Marcomini and Angelo A. Orio},
  journal={Estuaries},
  year={1992},
  volume={15},
  pages={517-528}
}
The Lagoon of Venice is a wide, shallow coastal basin that extends for about 50 km along the northwest coast of the Adriatic Sea. The lagoon has been substantially modified through the actions of man over the last century through the artificial control of the hydraulic dynamics of the laggon including the construction of channels to facilitate navigation. The lagoon is subjected to considerable pollutant loading through the drainage of land under cultivation, municipal sewage, and industrial… 
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