Whiting Events are phenomena in which a large suspended cloud of fine-grained chalky material (typically calcium carbonate) appears in water bodies (marine or freshwater) usually during summer months.
Some debate exists surrounding the exact cause of whiting events. And although much research exists on the subject, there is still no definitive consensus on the chemical mechanisms behind it. The three most common suggested causes for the phenomenon are: microbiological processes, re-suspension of marine or bottom sediments, and spontaneous direct precipitation from water.
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