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  • Algae Bloom Update from DVL

    Algae Bloom Update from DVL

    Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we have a small algae bloom going on.

  • Shellfish Stocking to Cut Harmful Algae Blooms

    Shellfish Stocking to Cut Harmful Algae Blooms

    They are part of the complex life cycles and ecological balance of our marine ecosystem. However, excess nutrient pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from human activity can disrupt the nature's balance creating devastating blooms in our waterways that are more intense, larger, and last longer.

  • USGS study of Lake Okeechobee algae gives new insight on South Florida coastal blooms

    USGS study of Lake Okeechobee algae gives new insight on South Florida coastal blooms

    Salty Water Causes Some Algae to Release Toxins USGS study of Lake Okeechobee algae gives new insight on South Florida coastal blooms

  • Algae at California lakes poses risk 'Enter water at your own risk.'

    Algae at California lakes poses risk 'Enter water at your own risk.'

    Blue-green algae has been detected in three central San Joaquin Valley lakes that poses a public health risk.

  • Disco Bay hit with dangerous levels of toxic blue-green algae

    Disco Bay hit with dangerous levels of toxic blue-green algae

    There are major concerns deep in the East Bay after dangerous levels of blue-green algae were found in Discovery Bay.

  • Algae Bloom cause of Civil Emergency alert in Oregon

    Algae Bloom cause of Civil Emergency alert in Oregon

    The words blasted to cellphones around Oregon’s capital city were ominous: “Civil emergency . prepare for action.”Within half an hour, a second official alert clarified the subject wasn’t impending violence but toxins from an algae bloom, detected in Salem’s water supply. Across the U.S., reservoirs that supply drinking water and lakes used for recreation are experiencing similar events.

  • Toxic algae is a severe nationwide threat

    Toxic algae is a severe nationwide threat

    Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned.

  • Toxic Algae found near Clearlake Oaks

    Toxic Algae found near Clearlake Oaks

    Water testing of a sample from the shoreline along Island Drive near the Clearlake Oaks county boat launch detected levels of a cyanotoxin ..

  • Lake Okeechobee Covered in Vast Algae Bloom

    Lake Okeechobee Covered in Vast Algae Bloom

    The massive algae bloom floating in Lake Okeechobee has grown substantially over the past month, and some environmentalists now estimate the blue-green slime covers more than a quarter of the lake's surface.

  • California Delta: Disco Bay with Potentially Harmful Blue-Green Algae Blooms Detected

    California Delta: Disco Bay with Potentially Harmful Blue-Green Algae Blooms Detected

    Contra Costa health officials and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board advise people and pets in the Discovery Bay community to avoid contact with local bodies of water because of blue-green algae blooms.

  • San	Luis	Reservoir	Algal Bloom at Danger Level Public Urged To Avoid Water Contact

    San Luis Reservoir Algal Bloom at Danger Level Public Urged To Avoid Water Contact

    The blue-green algae advisory level at the reservoir today was increased from “warning” to “danger.” The advisory does not apply to O’Neill Forebay.

  • Fishing Tournaments Suspended in Arizona Due to Algae Bloom on Three Lakes

    Fishing Tournaments Suspended in Arizona Due to Algae Bloom on Three Lakes

    To protect large fish that are targeted by tournament anglers, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has requested that the USDA Forest Service temporarily suspend angler tournaments from Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes until environmental conditions improve.

  • Red Tide Again Showing Off Florida's Gulf Coast

    Red Tide Again Showing Off Florida's Gulf Coast

    Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present along and offshore of Bay and Gulf counties and adjacent to Franklin County in northwest Florida, and along and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida.

  • Invasive Algae found in Massachusetts' Westfield River West Branch

    Invasive Algae found in Massachusetts' Westfield River West Branch

    The presence of the freshwater algae Didymosphenia geminata (a.k.a Didymo or "rock snot") was recently observed by Dr. Caleb Slater, a fisheries biologist with the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) during routine fisheries sampling on August 31, 2015 in the West Branch of the Westfield River in the town of Chester in Hampden County. DFW collected samples and made the preliminary identification which was confirmed by independent experts on September 2.

  • NOAA To Study Toxic Algal Bloom on Pacific Coast of U.S.

    NOAA To Study Toxic Algal Bloom on Pacific Coast of U.S.

    NOAA Fisheries' Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle has mobilized extra scientists to join a fisheries survey along the West Coast to chart an extensive harmful algal bloom that spans much of the West Coast and has triggered numerous closures of important shellfish fisheries in Washington, Oregon and California.