Algae

2/21/2018
Among Arctic scientists the general view is that ice algae do not obtain sufficient light for growth when more than 30-50 centimetres of snow covers the ice. Thus, when we arrived at the very north-eastern corner of Greenland in April to study microalgae photosynthesis and found more than one meter of ...
Industry advocacy SalmonChile denies the claim Greenpeace in Chile has said that wellboats gathering living salmon and seawater from areas affected by a toxic algae bloom are distributing it when they move their cargo northwards to be processed. During transport, the group says, effluent is dumped ...
Bread can also diminish water quality, contributing to the algae which has plagued the pond in recent years. The Canal and River Trust is among the bodies to point out that uneaten bread causes algal blooms, allows bacteria to breed and attracts vermin. It also creates excessive bird droppings which ...
2/20/2018
On February 2, Bay of Plenty Regional Council said it had received a number of reports of possible algal blooms and water discolouration affecting parts of the lake. Algal blooms can be caused by potentially toxic cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae). At the time, the council urged users to be ...
City Officials got an update on the Lake Cadillac Improvement Progress and recommendations for the future at the meeting Monday night. The water quality and algae levels have been an ongoing concern for the community. Last year Cadillac hired Restorative Lake Sciences to study the lake, and Lake ...
Officials are monitoring a large algae bloom that has appeared earlier in the year then anyone can remember. The lake is warm enough, but there's just enough algae on Mandeville's beach to keep Camryan Blackledge and her sister, Payton, from taking a dip. "Looks a little green from the algae buildup ...
According to Australian Geographic, one of the pink lakes, called Lake Hillier, may potentially get its swoon-worthy coloring from the tremendous amount of "salt-loving bacteria" and Dunaliella algae present in the water. These specific organisms are known to be shades of pink and red. Salt and algae ...
We usually think of algal blooms as a waterborne nuisance. Some of these slimy-looking mats, formed when microscopic plant-like organisms and bacteria grow out of control, secrete toxic chemicals that cause liver damage, vomiting, or neurological problems. They can pose a serious threat to public ...
Many of the dead gulls on the road would have been affected by algae bloom and couldn't get out of the way. Dead penguins had washed up along the beach at South Bay although it wasn't known how these birds had died. Three penguins and one pied shag had been brought into the refuge with head ...
Massive phytoplankton (algae) blooms and suspended mineral particles released by glaciers occur during the Arctic spring and summer. The concentrations of particles from glacier outlets and algae blooms in Arctic waters can be magnitudes higher than in the Gulf of Mexico, where phytoplankton, ...
The effects of errant plastics finding their way into the ocean is well-documented, with 90 per cent of all seabirds found to have ingested plastic, including bottle caps, which can be mistaken for food. When in the sea, plastic absorbs the chemical dimethyl sulfate (DMS) from algae, acting as a clarion call ...
Ecologists, biologists and state officials from across New York are coming together to fight the growing problem of algae blooms in ponds and lakes in the Empire State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says four regional summits over the next six weeks will focus on pre-existing blooms and efforts being used to ...
WEXFORD COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- The water quality and blue-green algae levels of Lake Cadillac has been an on-going concern for the community for more than a year. The city of Cadillac hired Restorative Lake Sciences to study the lake and the connecting, Lake Mitchel over the last year.
Studies of the lake were conducted during a summer that many say was one of the worst in recent years in terms of the amount of blue-green algae that ... in combination with the low amount of dissolved oxygen and reduced aquatic vegetation cover, present ideal conditions for algae bloom growth.
2/19/2018
The Canterbury District Health Board issued a warning in late January after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) was found near the Balmoral swimming hole, near State Highway 7. The warning was lifted on Tuesday after recent surveying found the quantity of algae had decreased ...
Recent cyanobacteria surveying of the water in the Hurunui River has shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the river has decreased and the cover is now below the levels that are of concern to public health. Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton says ...
The shallow lake near Kaikohe has seemed healthy in recent years, but in the 1980's and again in 2003, toxic algae blooms have polluted the Utukara, making the water unusable for some time, and on at least one occasion, poisoning stock. The Far North District Council said it was working to establish ...
People and animals should stay away from Lake Forsyth as it is contaminated with toxic algae. The Canterbury District Health Board has issued a public health warning on Tuesday after discovering blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa. The algae was especially ...
The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa. People and animals, particularly children and dogs, should avoid Lake Forsyth/Te ...
The type of cyanobacteria that is currently present in high concentrations is Nodularia spumigena which is a filamentous algae that can produce the hepatotoxin 'nodularin'. Filaments can (but do not always) aggregate in surface scums. No visible surface scums were sighted at the time of sampling.
This summer, the algae isn't expected to grow back as thickly as it has in the past, due to the structural improvements, which deepened the water, created circulation and removed the stagnant shallow areas. Ali James/Shopper News ...
A Far North lake that was once an abundant "kai basket" with freshwater mussels, crayfish and eels has been reduced to a pungent, frothy mess. Lake Omapere, near Kaikohe, is experiencing an algal bloom which has changed the lake's colour, along with producing froth and a terrible smell. Neville and ...
"But we have some real concerns about how it treats — or doesn't treat — water." The Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir was authorized last spring by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott to curtail Lake O discharges like those that caused toxic blue-green algae blooms in the St. Lucie and ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York is bringing together ecologists, biologists, and local and state officials to fight the growing problem of algae blooms in upstate ponds and lakes. The blooms can affect water quality and are seen as a threat to recreational opportunities and tourism. Four regional ...
Lagoon advocates hope muck dredging will help begin to cure a lagoon ailing from years of algae blooms, which nutrients from muck help to fuel. A "superbloom" of green algae in 2011 and subsequent brown algae blooms killed off 60 percent of the lagoon's seagrass, the barometer of the estuary's ...
New York to Convene Panels to Discuss Plan to Fight Algae Blooms. Drew Angerer/Getty Images. New York is bringing together ecologists, biologists and local and state officials to fight the growing problem of algae blooms in upstate ponds and lakes. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is bringing together ecologists, biologists and local and state officials to fight the growing problem of algae blooms in upstate ponds and lakes. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced four regional summits over the next six weeks that will focus on the blooms ...
NY to Convene Panels to Discuss Plan to Fight Algae Blooms. New York state is convening four regional summits to fight growing problem of algae blooms. Feb. 19, 2018, at 8:20 a.m.. NY to Convene Panels to Discuss Plan to Fight Algae Blooms. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter.
A joint study by the University of Florida and the St. Johns River Water Management District found nutrient pollution isn't the only factor behind algae blooms in Florida springs. Casey Fitzgerald of the St. Johns River Water Management District says the springs suffer from slower water flows and that light ...
2/18/2018
"It's really sad to see this happen - there's masses of dead eels killed by the algae and I guess part of it is climate change, but we all have to work together and the council's communication has been really poor," she said. Linda Lewis said the last bad algal bloom on Lake Omapere was back in the 1980's ...
Northland's largest lake has been afflicted by a potentially toxic algal bloom threatening acquatic life and the health of people using the water. Tests have yet to be completed but landowners around the 1200ha Lake Omapere are being warned not to use the water. The bloom is caused by cyanobacteria ...
South Canterbury's vets are urging dog owners to be wary of potentially deadly toxic algal blooms. With summer winding down, several popular rivers and lakes in the South Canterbury region have tested positive for cyanobacterium, which is known to kill dogs and leave humans very sick if ingested.
AN outbreak of algae in the Gippsland Lakes has prompted authorities to issue a warning to swimmers. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning regional algae response coordinator Chris Barry said testing showed high levels of the non-toxic algae, Synechoccocus, at Ocean Grange.
Health officials detected the first large harmful algae bloom on Milford Lake, near Manhattan, in 2011, and have continued to see the problem come back every year since. Earl Lewis of the Kansas Water Office says the main cause of the outbreaks is an increase in the amount of phosphorus rich runoff ...
February is a little too chilly for some fisherman, but Don Perkins expects to see anglers of all ages at the small Central Park pond when temperatures rise, especially if the annual blue-green algae bloom is kept at bay. The less than two-acre pond is a vital part of the neighborhood, said Perkins, the ...
Activation time (UTC): 2015-05-20 15:24:00 Event time (UTC): 2015-05-15 00:00:00 Event type: Other Activation reason: Currently, a algae bloom (Sarguasse algae) is ongoing in the coastal area of French Guiana impacting the coastline and espcially the area around Mana. Several areas are ...
2/17/2018
Meanwhile, an amber alert for blue-green algae remains in place at Ben Chifley Dam. The dam remains open for all recreational activities but a blue-green alert indicates algae may be multiplying in numbers. Bathurst Regional Council's website advises that the water may have a green tinge and musty ...
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The nearby rivers are also topped with thick white foam.
“Until we've got the samples back we don't know what kind of algae it is and we don't know the level of toxins in the lake," said Tess Dacre, NRC compliance monitoring manager. "We know blooms result from high nutrients and we've had a lot of rainfall so that would've contributed - and then the warm ...
Algae problem on Montana's Smith River prompts meeting. Local News. Feb 17, 2018. Montana environmental officials say a reported increase in aquatic algae on the Smith River is interfering with recreational activities on the popular waterway northwest of White Sulphur Spings. …read more.
The algae blooms can release a toxin that irritates skin or is harmful if ingested. The number of blooms was about average in 2017, Marsicano said, and none were serious enough to force a beach closure. But in past years, blooms have forced Candlewood and Squantz's local beaches to close for long ...
Algae Problem on Montana's Smith River Prompts Meeting. Montana environmental officials say a reported increase in aquatic algae on the Smith River is interfering with recreational activities on the popular waterway. Feb. 17, 2018, at 11:57 a.m.. Algae Problem on Montana's Smith River Prompts ...
HELENA — Montana environmental officials say a reported increase in aquatic algae on the Smith River is interfering with recreational activities on the popular waterway northwest of White Sulphur Spings. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is planning two public meetings to talk about ...
(AP) — Montana environmental officials say a reported increase in aquatic algae on the Smith River is interfering with recreational activities on the popular waterway ... The growth of aquatic algae is determined by a variety of conditions including how warm a river gets and how much light it receives.
2/16/2018
Only a few studies have been made to determine the possible importance of nitrogen fixation by blue-green algae in soils of the temperate zones of the earth. Despite this lack of experimental evidence, many authors have cited the suggestion by Stokes 16 that these algae probably make only a minor ...
Chautauqua Lake was designated this week by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo as one of a dozen "priority lakes" statewide to receive a share of $65 million in funds designed to beat back toxic algae. The initiative, outlined in the governor's recent State of the State address, calls for four regional summits to be ...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo included a program in his proposed 2018 budget to address harmful algal blooms in 12 at-risk lakes in New York, but some lawmakers feel he left off two important waters. State Sen. Tom O'Mara, R-Big Flats, and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, R-Corning, have urged Cuomo to ...
“With the amount of algae in the lake (Upper Klamath), that leaves particularly very delicate juvenile species that live in that water in a state of severe oxygen deprevation,” he said. “It makes them very vulnerable to opportunistic diseases and there's a huge predation problem from introduced species, ...
2/15/2018
A red alert remains in place at Ross Walbridge Reserve in Raymond Terrace, over potentially toxic blue-green algae in the water. Test results received by Port Stephens Council earlier this week show toxins are at a safe level… However, given the amount of algae in the water is still high, and can pose ...
Runoff from precipitation events is a source of nutrient loading contributing to aquatic conditions which promote formation of harmful algal blooms (HAB) within Milford Lake. Runoff also erodes soil which ends up in waterways and is transported downstream, eventually contributing to the sedimentation of ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York State representatives are urging Governor Cuomo to add multiple Finger Lakes to a priority list the state considers vulnerable to harmful algal blooms, which threaten drinking water sources. State Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano are pushing ...
Symptoms of algae growth include lettuce-like clumps that wash up at low tide and foul beaches. Thick, slimy mats of green can form on rocks and tidal flats. When algae blooms, it blocks sunlight from reaching eelgrass in the water. The eelgrass dies and, with it, marine life that is dependent on eelgrass ...
Algae in Queenstown's popular Lake Hayes hit "warning" levels last week and now smaller quantities have been identified in the nearby Arrow River. However, the reports of dead fish in Arrow River were not related to its algae levels, the Otago Regional Council says. Council environmental resource ...
TOPEKA (WIBW)---- A simple device could keep a Topeka pond from landing on the list for blue-green algae warnings this summer. Shawnee County Parks and Rec staffers installed an ultra sonic system Thursday morning at the Central Park Pond. The device sends a sonic wave through the water, ...
Questale released a detailed assessment of trends in Global Algae Biofuel market. The research report includes diverse topics like total market size, key market drivers, challenges, growth opportunities, key players etc. We have also covered key market updates, the impact of regulations and ...
... board's science priority committee completed the assessment to “better understand the influence of past, current and possible future non-point agricultural runoff of phosphorus into western Lake Erie, and their potential to cause eutrophic conditions and nuisance and harmful algal blooms (HABs).”
Many of the proposed cuts would make it harder for cities such as Toledo to protect public health by keeping toxic algae out of their water systems, Mr. Ambs said. They also would make it harder for farmers to afford programs aimed at keeping algae-growing phosphorus out of the water. He also said that ...
Very small quantities of a toxic algae were found in the Arrow River on Wednesday, but the levels are too low to warrant public notification. Otago Regional Council environmental resource scientist Rachel Ozanne said 100m either side of Wilcox Green was searched and phormidium was found on only ...
A rise in cases of harmful algae blooms has Chilean fishing authorities and its salmon farming industry on high alert, as companies have reported more than 2,450 metric tons (MT) of mortalities as a result. Harmful algae blooms have been reported in three different farming zones so far in 2018, ...
2/14/2018
Wagga Boat Club's Thunder on the Lake event safe despite lingering algae on Lake Albert ... “Previously, the longest period of algae on the lake was 60 days, and we're now coming up to two months.” Despite an upsetting summer, Mr Henderson promised this weekend's event would bring plenty of fun ...
With President Donald Trump looking to potentially majorly slash funding for algal bloom research on Lake Eerie at the federal level, the state of Ohio has stepped up to the plate to put a drop back in the bucket as new finding was recently unveiled. Some $3.5 million in funds from the Department of ...
Experts from two universities discussed the causes, possible solutions and research efforts surrounding the Lake Erie algal blooms during a Williams Soil and Water Conservation District presentation Tuesday evening. Chris Winslow, director of the Ohio State University Stone Laboratory and the Ohio ...
Residents of repainted homes hit by green 'algae' told 'soft landscaping' to blame - but there is a solution. Green staining .... “If (this) is not successful it may be necessary to use a proprietary warm soap solution (such as Soltherm GLO algae wash) and a stiff brush to remove the staining. Care should be ...
“Protecting water quality is a top priority and New York is committed to addressing growing threats like harmful algal blooms,” Governor Cuomo said. “These summits are bringing experts from across the country and New York leaders together with local authorities to develop new and innovative ...
ORC environmental resource scientist Rachel Ozanne said the river was checked yesterday for signs of the toxic algae phormidium. ''If algae is confirmed, then signs will be put up,'' Ms Ozanne said. Meanwhile, the ORC would carry out more testing in Lake Hayes on Monday after results from tests this ...
Invermar and AquaChile Confirm Salmon Losses from Algae Blooms SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] February 14, 2018 Invermar and AquaChile Confirm Salmon Losses from Algae Blooms At this time of year algae blooms become an issue for Chilean salmon farms, although the companies ...
The city has tied itself to Omaha-based Fyra Engineering to assist in restoring Lake Mitchell, which was riddled with algae last summer and in several summers beforehand. Fyra pitched a plan that includes the initial dredging and three future projects: • A $7.9 million to $8.66 million installation of a ...
2/13/2018
ALGAE FIGHTER: Greater Shepparton City Council Director Infrastructure, Phil Hoare, tells us about his strategies to combat blue-green algae. ... Griffith City Council has voted down a motion to contract wetlands expert Geoff Sainty to combat Lake Wyangan's blue green algae problems. Council have ...
Algae floats in the water at the Maumee Bay State Park marina in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Paul Sancya ... Excessive phosphorus feeds toxic algae blooms that have plagued Erie in recent years and created a “dead zone” where oxygen levels are too low for fish to survive.
Scientists have identified the source of the annual algal bloom in Lake Erie. Water quality managers have speculated for years that fertilizer from farms along the western basin of Lake Erie have created the potentially harmful blooms. But a report released Tuesday by the International Joint Commission, ...
New technology such as no-till cropping, tile drains and runoff caused by global warming were also pointed to as factors that can increase the amount of algae-causing phosphorous. "For these new stresses, again, we realize we don't have a full understanding of ... these processes and it calls for ...
At the top of the list of environmental threats the Great Lakes are toxic algae and invasive Asian carp. The pollution-fed algae threatens the drinking water supply of at least half a million people in the Toledo region and many more elsewhere. Asian carp could decimate native fish species in Lake Erie ...
“Much work remains, however, to deal with both the legacy pollutants as well as the new threats of harmful algal blooms and invasive species like Asian carp,” the group said in a joint statement. “Therefore, we were all very disappointed to see that the president's budget once again fails to recognize the ...
A report issued by the International Joint Commission leaves little doubt that commercial fertilizer and manure applications are the largest sources of excess phosphorus into the western basin of Lake Erie. The IJC commissioned the assessment to “better understand the influence of past, current and ...
We may now know what's behind the green algae in the southern-most Great Lake. A report issued by the International Joint Commission leaves little doubt that commercial fertilizer and manure applications are the largest sources of excess phosphorus into the western basin of Lake Erie. The IJC ...
The IJC commissioned the assessment to “better understand the influence of past, current and possible future nonpoint agricultural runoff of phosphorus into western Lake Erie, and their potential to cause atrophic conditions and nuisance and harmful algal blooms.” The areas studied include the ...
The algae bloom was ''enjoying'' the stable conditions the lake offered at present, having been exposed to long periods of hot weather and high light intensity, as well as ''an abundance'' of nutrients. The lake was also stratified, occurring when the top layer of the water column became warmer and the ...
Chilean health officials have issued an alert warning of red tide on the south of the island of Chiloe and is urging the public to take cautionary measures. The move comes less than a day after salmon farmer Invermar reported a $8.25 million loss after algal blooms killed around 1,600 metric tons of fish.
The Invermar salmon farm is the first to officially report effects on its fish production after the Center for the Study of Harmful Algae of the Institute of Fisheries Development, IFOP, warned in early January about the phenomenon of the flowering of harmful algae in the south of the Region of the Lakes and ...
2/12/2018
A health warning has been issued after a potentially toxic blue-green algae was found in a North Canterbury lake. People and animals, particularly children and dogs, should avoid contact with Lake Pegasus until the warning has been lifted, a Canterbury District Health Board statement said. Canterbury ...
Swimmers should avoid Lake Hayes as tests are carried out on algae that appeared on the surface over the weekend. The Otago Regional Council said the visual appearance of the cyanobacteria put the lake at warning levels. Detailed results of tests would be available on Wednesday but it was ...
Regular water quality monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) scums in Lake Hayes over the weekend. Detailed results of the testing will be available tomorrow, however the visual presence of the naturally occurring cyanobacteria scums puts the lake at warning ...
Regular water quality monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) scums in Lake Hayes over the weekend.Regular water quality monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) scums in Lake Hayes over the weekend. Detailed results of the ...
The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Pegasus. People and animals, particularly children and dogs, should avoid contact with Lake Pegasus until ...
Chile's Invermar has recognized a $8.25 million loss after algal blooms in recent days have killed around 1,600 metric tons of salmon. Citing a spate of recent blooms experienced in Chile's Region X and Region XI, a territory that includes the areas of Aysen and Los Lagos, Invermar said in a securities ...
Gallant says there is a serious toxic algae problem in Muskrat Lake and she's encouraging the Muskrat Lake Watershed Council and any other interested groups to apply for this funding. Gallant adds that the government says it wants to hear from Canadians about the Ottawa River watershed and as the ...
At the end of last year, shipments amounted to US $ 4,650 million, a figure 22.1% higher than that registered in 2016. The increase in prices, would explain the increase in the records. The effects suffered by the salmon industry caused by the bloom of algae during the summer of 2016, led the sector to ...
2/11/2018
A number of modern food producers, manufacturers and marketers find that functional food holds a special appeal with increasingly health conscious public. A large number of food manufacturers are opting to improvise their product portfolio with algae based ingredients to appeal the inclinations of the ...
CQ researchers were blown away when they recently stumbled across a rare algae, found only in very good water supplies. CQUniversity masters student Lorna Wells discovered the rare green alga Staurastrum in Kelly's Dam, located North of Yeppoon, which acts as the raw water storage for the ...
The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning for the Ashley/Rakahuri River near the Rangiora-Loburn Bridge. The warning follows the finding of high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the ...
The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning for the Ashley/Rakahuri River near the Rangiora-Loburn Bridge. The warning follows the finding of high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the ...
Stephen Waldvogel of GHD Consulting Services Inc. was present to discuss results of a feasibility study that is being done at the Wells College water plant to see what is needed to retrofit the plant to handle algal toxins in the water. Eileen O'Conner of the Cayuga County Department of Health was also ...
Calcareous algae fIrst appear as a well-defined array of fossils near the Precambrian-. Cambrian boundary, and immediately assume importance as both paleontological and sedimentological constituents of shallow marine carbonate biotas and deposits. They constitute a wide range of morphological ...
2/10/2018
Red tide is a common name for a phenomenon known as algal bloom, in which large quantities of algae accumulate rapidly in sea water and result in discolouration of the surface water. Some red tides are associated with the production of natural toxins, depletion of dissolved oxygen or other harmful ...
According to Mitchell Mayor Jerry Toomey, Omaha-based water resource engineers are fine-tuning their pitch to improve the water quality at the algae-riddled lake. And it could cost a lot less, at least initially, than some expected when Fyra tossed out proposals of around $30 million to $80 million.
2/8/2018
(WSVN) - Toxic algae has been popping up in Fort Lauderdale waterways, but now tests are showing the city may have a bigger problem on its hands. 7's Brandon Beyer reports on this potential “Tide of Trouble.” Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of Florida — miles and miles of canals and ...
Homeowners living near Lake Carmi are urging lawmakers to approve emergency measures to restrict phosphorus runoff from entering the lake. They blame nearby farms for explosive algae growth last summer and fall and fear it is only getting worse. The group appeared Thursday before the House ...
Test results on possible algal blooms and discolouration affecting parts of Lake Tarawera have returned at an amber level. Earlier this week Lake Tarawera users were being urged to be vigilant, following reports of possible algal blooms and water discolouration. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council said ...
2/7/2018
BOWLING GREEN — A Bowling Green State University algae researcher has been invited to present research at two upcoming symposiums in New York. Tim Davis, BGSU associate professor of biology, will speak at events in Syracuse and Ticonderoga, N.Y., as part of a $65 million, four-point initiative ...
On snowy evening just before Thanksgiving, a meeting was held in Franklin, Vermont to discuss toxic pollution in Lake Carmi. Over the summer a cyanobacteria blue-green algae bloom had kept Lake Carmi closed. The result of excessive phosphorus, most of it had originated from manure and industrial ...
2/6/2018
Cyanobacteria are a form of algae which can produce toxins harmful to the health of humans and animals exposed to or swallowing the water where the algae are growing. Waikato Regional Council no longer routinely tests Lakes Kainui and Puketirini; however, caution is still advised for users of these ...
A company that went door-to-door convincing people to buy electronic goods on expensive payment plans has been hit with a $114,000 court fine for misleading customers. Source: Fair Go. However, Appenture Marketing Limited is unlikely to ever pay a cent of the fine after earlier going into liquidation, ...
GIANT blooms of algae have quickly consumed a community pond in Freeling, emitting a foul smell and aesthetically tarnishing the area, according to residents. The pond is located off of Freeling Estate's Pedler Boulevard and was established about two years ago for stormwater management purposes.
Discharges from Lake Okeechobee in 2017 created a plume of brown water throughout the St. Lucie River estuary, out the St. Lucie Inlet and into the Atlantic Ocean; but they didn't bring the toxic blue-green algae blooms experienced in 2016. (Photo: MATTHEW RATAJCZAK/TREASURE COAST ...
The Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance hosted a public information session about the issue of increased sodium levels in local lake.
The discussion about water isn't about being pro-sugar or anti-sugar. It's about sticking to the facts — and the facts show water quality problems are compounded locally, and buying land south of Lake Okeechobee wouldn't have prevented the toxic algae blooms in 2016. Whenever paid environmental ...
Mr McGann said council representatives spoke to landowners in the area and advised they may wish to consider using alternative water sources for their stock until test results are confirmed. “Inspection of the site by council officers today showed no visual sign of blue green algae,” Mr McGann said ...
In the United States, it is being felt in virtually all parts of the country — unleashing algal blooms in rivers from the Ohio to the Klamath in California; poisoning underground water reserves in California; leaving fish gasping for oxygen in Chesapeake Bay; and creating toxic “red tides” off the shores of ...
Chilean industry advocacy, SalmonChile, has said the toxic Red Tide phenomenon is not caused by the country's salmon farms or the density of its fish, a remark seen as a rebuttal to senator who earlier this week wanted “serious discussion” from the industry on the causes of harmful algae blooms, ...
Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources Julie Moore released a plan in October that said the state should commit $22 million a year to fund water quality improvements ultimately designed to clean up Lake Champlain, where phosphorus runoff into the lake has caused toxic blue-green algae ...
2/5/2018
The Oman Centre for Marine Biotechnology recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swedish Algae Factory to support the domestic cultivation of algae — a source of commercially valuable nutrients and nanomaterial for the hugely lucrative marine biotechnology industry, said a ...
However, they can turn toxic when certain types of algae proliferate and produce chemicals that can be harmful to other plants, animals and people, or consume all the oxygen in the water as they decay. The events, called harmful algal blooms, occur all over the planet, in both freshwater and the ocean, ...
During a recent triathlon athletes competed not only against each other but also against litter, grass and algae in the lake. 6 mins ago ... Many of the athletes took a walk to the water's edge where they grimaced at the water they would be swimming in as it was filled with litter, lake grass and algae.
The water corporation advises not all algae are dangerous and many are simply harmless plants, but testing is required. Related: ... Visitors to Lake Eppalock and Cairn Curran have been advised to avoid the water since at least the beginning of summer, with high levels of blue-green algae detected.
A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Manilla River downstream Split Rock Dam near Tamworth. ... Livestock owners are reminded to continue to check stock water supplies for blue-green algae and to remove stock from foreshores where surface scum is visible or ...
The shad and striped bass have died because of an outbreak of golden algae, said Rick Amalfi, vice president of Aquatic Consulting and Testing, Inc., which contracts with the city. The tilapia deaths are more of an annual situation. Tilapia, which are stocked in the lake to help control algae, can't take the ...
2/2/2018
Strous and his team are also working on the early stages of a process that uses algae to remove harmful CO2 emissions from the atmosphere. “Algae are like plants,” Strauss said. “They use sunlight, they do photosynthesis.” Another one of the projects is being facilitated by Carbon Management Canada ...
Fertilizer bans are doing a good job keeping nutrients out of the Indian River Lagoon, but not the type of nutrients that feed algae blooms. That's the result of research to be presented Thursday during the Indian River Lagoon Symposium at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, a branch of Florida ...
As Giersch and National Park representatives explain, the red pigment in the algae helps to protect its chloroplast from the sun's radiation, allowing it to take in more heat. As the algae absorbs the sun's heat, it causes the snow around it to melt, feeding the algae with water and allowing it to continue ...
The Aysén Regional Directorate of the National Service of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SERNAPESCA) initiated actions to monitor and control fishing and aquaculture activities in a large coastal area of that region, within the framework of preventive and control actions in the presence of harmful algal ...
Talking to parrots, mynahs or sometimes even dogs and cats is not something novel. Birds, especially parrots are known to imitate and respond to human speech very well but in a first, killer whales have responded to human speech! If you say hello to Wikie, a 14-year old female killer whale at an ...
Harmful Algae Blooms, or HAB's have been a well-documented challenge for the Finger Lakes. The region is uniquely impacted by these blooms, which have confused and bewildered scientists and experts alike, according to Karl Czymmek, a Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell's Department of ...
SCHOTT will be presenting glass photobioreactors and their applications in agriculture and industry at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) (February 5-6, 2018) in Abu Dhabi. A proven partner of the algae industry, the international technology group equips microalgae producers with ...
2/1/2018
A red-alert for blue-green algae has been issued for the water storage at Split Rock Dam. People should not come in to direct contact with the water and farmers are also being warned it could pose threat to livestock and pets. The type of algae identified is potentially toxic and can lead to gastroenteritis if ...
OUT OF ACTION: The community is calling on the council to take action after the lingering presence of blue-green algae in Lake Albert has rendered ... Council staff and lake-users have teamed up to form a committee that will look for long-term solutions for the blue-green algae lingering in Lake Albert.
Lake Tarawera users are being urged to be vigilant, following reports of possible algal blooms and water discolouration. In a media statement, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council said it had received a number of reports of possible algal blooms and water discolouration affecting parts of Lake Tarawera, ...
These game-changers are working at the cutting-edge of food innovation; analyzing the soil microbiome to produce food more sustainably, disrupting the fish oil supplement industry with algae, tackling farm labor shortages with fruit-picking robots and more. Part of Rabobank's Banking for Food vision to ...
The primary species of cyanobacteria found in Otago are Phormidium, which can occur in rivers, and blue-green algae, which can occur in lakes. Both species can produce ... within the dam itself. Signs have been placed at Falls Dam to warn the public of the risks associated with the blue-green algae.
The species of blue-green algae identified are potentially toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed and skin and eye irritations after ... check stock water supplies for blue-green algae and to remove stock from foreshores where surface scum is visible or blue-green algae are suspected.
CRESSBROOK Dam is closed to water-based recreation activities due to an outbreak of cyano bacteria. Toowoomba Regional Council water and waste portfolio leader councillor Bill Cahill said the council officers had detected an outbreak the blue green algae and the dam would remain closed until ...
Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reversed itself on the western Lake Erie impairment issue, environmentalists are pressing for a court ruling that would commit state and federal officials to impose tough new rules on farms and other sources of algae-growing runoff that flows into ...
Without drift kelp, the abalone must vacate its hiding place in search of other algae. Dr. Rogers-Bennett with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who studies kelp forest condition, notes that the impacts to the abalone became noticeable in 2016 after a year with low kelp abundance.
“Probably two or three years; it may have been four. We were having some water quality issues out at the old plant. We decided to build a new plant. So we quit using the lake, and it just sat there stagnant for that period of time. Which, when the water wasn't moving, it was an ideal condition for this algae ...
The announcement signals Zivo Bioscience's efforts to build a global supply chain, anticipating increased demand for algae-based feed, food, and beverage ingredients. President and CEO Andrew A. Dahl told NutraIngredients-USA?? in an interview in 2016 that it is pursuing licensing strategy, rather ...
Which, when the water wasn't moving, it was an ideal condition for this algae to grow.” The plant went into operation, and the taste and odor issues emerged, Jeff Hilyer added. As a result, the plant was shut down as the stagnant water was addressed. “We'd drained the lake, let it fill back up, and then the ...
The much anticipated All-gas project brings together several European partners to create biofuel using algae grown from wastewater nutrients. WWi takes a look at how the project has accelerated and how the process could be retrofitted to existing wastewater treatment plants along the Mediterranean ...
The chemicals float hundreds of miles south into the Gulf of Mexico, then out to sea where they begin to spur algae and microbe growth. As the algae decomposes, oxygen disappears. The water starts to suffocate. They become low-oxygen areas, often called “dead zones.” Dead zones have increased ...
1/31/2018
Plagued by toxic algal blooms and shrinking at an alarming rate, the life source of Kerala's literary past and present is ailing. However, all hope is not lost as Panchajanyam, a tiny village library, concerned about the river's condition, has embarked on a decade long quest to revitalise this literary and ...
Popular tourist destination Cable Beach has been closed to swimming with a suspected algal bloom identified in several locations. It is said the algal bloom developed after the recent record rainfall, causing freshwater run-off to carry nutrients such as garden fertilisers into the ocean. Algae found in the ...
Blue-green algae occur naturally and can reproduce quickly in favourable conditions where there is still or slow-flowing water, abundant sunlight and sufficient levels of nutrients. It is not possible to predict how long the algae will remain at high levels. Regular monitoring will continue and the alert will be ...
AN amber alert for blue-green algae remains in place at Ben Chifley Dam as the region enters the final month of summer. The dam remains open for all recreational activities but a blue-green alert indicates algae may be multiplying in numbers. Bathurst Regional Council's website advises that the water ...
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (13abc Action News) - You may think that Lake Erie closes for business come winter. But the lake's freighters still run, and fish still swim at the bottom. Algae still lurks under the ice, too, as researchers recently discovered. A special type of diatom algae doesn't just survive, ...
Swimmers and dog walkers have been urged to avoid the Kahutara River near Kaikoura and the Hutt River in Wellington due to outbreaks of potentially toxic algae. Blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) was found in the Kahutara River and the presence of toxic algae mats had been consistently ...
“The key thing,” Rowan said, “is that the reusable nature of the solvent and being able to work from a wet algae standpoint drastically reduces the cost of the extraction process, hopefully making microalgae a more realistic biodiesel feedstock.” Future work on this, Gray said, includes gaining a better ...
PERRYSBURG -- At Monday's annual meeting of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, farmers were praised for their efforts in the fight against Lake Erie harmful algal blooms. The keynote speaker, Christopher Winslow, director of Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory and the Ohio ...
MID-HUDSON – Two environmental groups are urging state lawmakers to include the Wallkill River in the state initiative to address harmful algal blooms. Riverkeeper and Wallkill River Watershed Alliance believe the Wallkill qualifies for funding given that harmful algal blooms have been documents in ...
1/30/2018
Pilbara explorers have been unable to cool off from their East Pilbara adventures after increased levels of blue-green algae was discovered at Ophthalmia Dam. The Shire of East Pilbara announced last week that regular monitoring of the dam had detected increased levels of cyanobacteria ...
Toxic algae is again causing problems in the Hutt River/Te Awa Kairangi, and the council is urging swimmers and dog walkers to avoid swimming or taking their dogs from just south of Silverstream (Pomare Bridge) through to Birchville. The presence of toxic algae has been consistently rising in the river ...
The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River at Whitecliffs Domain. This warning was issued on 21 December 2017. Recent water testing at Selwyn/Waikirikiri River has shown the ...
Algae mats in these areas are thick and starting to peel, which presents danger to swimmers and dogs. We have to be prudent in these circumstances and advise the public that it's not safe to swim in those stretches of the river,” says Greater Wellington Environmental Scientist - Freshwater Dr Mark ...
The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in the Kahutara River near State Highway 1, Peketa. “People and animals, particularly dogs, should avoid the water ...
By contrast, photosynthetic microorganisms, including algae and cyanobacteria, offer great promise as third-generation biofuel agents without the drawbacks of today's biofuels. We are excited to announce that the Sitther Biofuel Research Group at Morgan State University has developed a technology to ...
“At that time, there were big arguments going on about the relative importance of three different nutrients or elements algae need to grow and all plants need: carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus,” Higgins said. “Because of the high cost involved, that was the whole reason why the ELA was built, to try and ...
BDI-BioEnergy produces algae for the food, pharma, and cosmetics industries. Now, it will build an industrial production plant to house its technology. BDI-BioEnergy is a specialized plant engineering company based in Styria, Austria. On Saturday, the company signaled the start of the construction of an ...
Alltech Algae announced the imminent closure of its facility in Winchester, Kentucky. This algae production plant is one of the largest in the world and is also an important research center. After the announcement, spokeswoman Susanna Elliott highlighted that the plant “has served as a pilot plant for ...
Alltech Algae announced the imminent closure of its facility in Winchester, Kentucky. This algae production plant is one of the largest in the world and is also an important research center. After the announcement ... As such we are ceasing production at the Alltech Algae facility in Winchester,” she added.
Algae are being used to develop new technology to clean up waste. Scientists at Swansea University are leading on a €5.5 Million eco-innovative project. The ALG-AD project could potentially result in a circular economy solution whereby excess waste nutrients produced from anaerobic digestion of ...
“We believe that our DHA omega-3 algae is a critical component to the future of animal nutrition. We will continue our research and development efforts in algae. We are also forging ahead to gain US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for our algae in poultry and pet feed in the US, following ...
1/29/2018
More nutrients caused phytoplankton (algae) growth to accelerate, soaking up the nutrients that would otherwise have been taken up by submerged plants. The algae shade the plants from light and so the plants often disappear. Crucially, these plants help to prevent the release of methane bubbles from ...
A large number of dead fish have floated to the top of Tempe Town Lake recently due to fluctuating temperatures and algae counts, but experts say they are likely not harmful to people who use the lake for recreation and sport. Joann Hill, community fishing program specialist for the Arizona Game and ...
The company's production plant is located in Israel's Arava desert, an optimal location for algae cultivation thanks to the stable climate conditions, clean air, and intense sunlight year-round in an eco-friendly environment. Algatech's proprietary and cutting edge technology allows for the production of ...
Our Alltech Algae facility in Winchester, Kentucky, has served as a pilot plant for industry-changing innovations in animal nutrition that we plan to continue to drive forward. However, with our continued commitment to operational excellence and efficiency, we feel the need to move to a more flexible, less ...
PORT TOWNSEND — Blue-green algae blooms have been found on Jefferson County lakes in January but toxins in the waters have declined, according to Jefferson County Public Health. At Anderson Lake, no visual traces were left of a previous severe bloom which kept the lake closed for much of ...
1/27/2018
Governor Cuomo plans to develop an action plan by this Spring to reduce sources of pollution that spark the algal blooms that closed portions of Cayuga Lake to swimming last summer, even threatening the popular Women Swimmin fundraiser for Hospicare. But not everyone thinks the state's ambitious ...
1/26/2018
Algae forms the base of aquatic food webs, often small and easily overlooked. In the Great Lakes, these organisms are changing and researchers don't know what that will impact. One such researcher, Andrew Bramburger of the University of Minnesota-Duluth discussed the changes at a talk at Michigan ...
As such we are ceasing production at the Alltech Algae facility in Winchester.” The decision “has no commercial impact” because Alltech will continue producing algae somewhere else, Elliott said. The plant's employees will be provided “with a platform for successful transition into new roles either at ...
Biodiesel technology and engineering firm BDI-BioEnergy International AG officially broke ground Jan. 26 on its new algae biomass production plant at Hartberg Ecopark in the Austrian state of Styria. “We are very proud that we have been able to bring once again a product of our R&D into industrial ...
... subsidiary of Fuji Chemical Industries of Japan, is one of the pioneers of algae astaxanthin production. The company has invested heavily in the sector, including building a dedicated production facility in Moses Lake, WA. AstaReal was a founding member of the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association.
After years of research in more than six countries, ethno- botanist Dr. Paul Cox has discovered a tiny organism found in algae that could be destroying our brains. Cox was at the Boca Grande Community Center on Thursday, January 18, and the community was invited to view his documentary: “Toxic ...
Alltech Algae notified city officials Friday morning it would close its Winchester facility and terminate all its employees. Winchester Industrial Development Authority Director Todd Denham said he was notified by the company this morning. Calls to Alltech's Winchester facility and the company's global ...
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE:SMG) reported a creative association with Andy Mann, an internationally renowned environmental photographer. Mann will file U.S. watersheds affected by adverse algal blooms, getting to life how this pervasive international crisis impacting communities across the U.S..
Seasonal reasons are being blamed for the deterioration of water quality and high levels of green algae in the lake, confirmed by tests this week. Its closure is the latest blow for Arnie's Kiosk owner Paul Harding, who says his Rymill Park business lost 75 per cent of its trade during recent O-Bahn tunnel ...
1/25/2018
"We don't want to run that waterhole so low that there is a possibility of [algae developing]," she said. "Once that happens, and it gets into our pumps and water tanks, it's basically contaminated. "I've got a young family and I don't want those issues that could potentially be health issues in the future." ...
Parks Victoria has announced that a blue-green algae (BGA) bloom is currently affecting Lake Bolac, in western Victoria. Warning signs have been installed at the lake and the public is warned not to swim in and to avoid any direct contact with the blue-green algae affected water. Direct contact with ...
"Anyone who comes into direct contact with the blue-green algae should wash immediately with clean water. If any symptoms present, seek medical advice immediately", said councillor Suzette Little. "The public is urged to avoid all contact with the water at the vlei, in the outlet channel leading to the sea, ...
1/24/2018
Direct contact with blue-green algae can cause allergic reactions such as skin rashes or itchiness, sore eyes, ears and nose, or if swallowed ... The type of algae affecting Lake Bolac produces toxins that can concentrate in shellfish and crustaceans, and accumulate in the liver and internal organs of fish.
Analysis of three polar bear populations in the Canadian Arctic – one in Baffin Bay and two in Hudson Bay – shows that an average of 86 per cent of the energy in the animal's diet is derived from sea ice algae. Until now, forecasts on the bears' future have focused on how the reduction of sea ice as a ...
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment is monitoring the algal bloom following notice from Ras Al Khaimah Environmental Protection and Development Authority. Algal blooms are not harmful in small concentrations and are primarily the result of rising seawater temperatures. Other causes ...
1/23/2018
DAF can be effective in treating algae bloom or red tides, when overproduction of algae discolors surface water and sometimes contaminates it with toxins. Algal masses can clog even deep-water intakes, forcing their closure. If the algae are not removed properly and fully, they can clog membranes ...
Environment Canterbury is monitoring the Hurunui River after a health warning was issued due to high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae.
Contact with blue-green algae can cause skin rashes, eye and ear infections, vomiting and diarrhoea, mouth ulcers, sore throat and asthma symptoms. If skin contact should accidentally occur, wash immediately in freshwater. Anyone experiencing a reaction should seek medical help. Please restrain ...
A health warning has been issued for the South Island's Hurunui River at the Balmoral swimming hole. The warning on Wednesday follows findings of high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae in the river, which is currently present in low-flowing channels near State Highway 7. The Canterbury ...
The warning on Wednesday follows findings of high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae in the river, which is currently present in low-flowing channels near State Highway 7. The Canterbury District Health Board is warning people and their animals, particularly dogs, to avoid the area of the river ...
The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning for the Hurunui River near State Highway 7 at the Balmoral Swimming Hole. The warning follows finding high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the ...
Another issue facing Wells College and the village of Aurora is the prospect of harmful algal blooms, which Mayor Bennett mentioned in a village board meeting last Wednesday, Jan. 17. “We've been informed by the department of health, Eileen O'Connor, that there has been evidence of harmful algae ...
The first motion drew attention to algae that plagues Lake Erie in the summer. Welland Coun. Paul Grenier, who authored the motions, said if the algal bloom went unchecked, it would devastate lakeside communities on both sides the border. Grenier's second motion was about trees. The motion directs ...
But Mr Gilliland said algae density can change quickly, so people heading to either lake needed to be watchful. "If you see green particles forming a surface scum on the lake, avoid contact with it. Our standard precautionary advice is to mix the lake around using a motor boat, if that option's available, ...
blue green algae lara friends of kevin hoffman walk fb Lara residents are being urged to stay out of Hovells Creek after the discovery of an outbreak of blue green algae. Algal blooms can cause skin rashes, eye and ear infections, vomiting, sore throat and asthma symptoms. Blue green algae is also ...
Jessica Axson prepares to collect a freshwater sample from Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park in Ohio. The cloudy green tint in the water is due in part to the high concentration of blue-green algae—84 parts per billion—that has caused large harmful algal blooms in the western basin of Lake Erie.
Abstract Background: Theory suggests that how groups are formed can be a major influence on the evolution of cooperation, and whether cooperative groups make the major transition to a higher level individual. The formation of clonal groups, by remaining with parents (subsocial group formation) ...
Neuro-toxin algae bloom possible cause of red-billed gull deaths ... In the past three weeks all the red-billed gulls brought to Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue with toxic algal bloom poisoning have been euthanised. Kaikoura Wildlife ... Periodic algal blooms occur in marine environments throughout the world.
In 1998, lesioned fish filled the river, toxic algae first were spotted near locks. That same year, the Rivers Coalition, formed. In 2002 the state quietly declared the St Lucie River “impaired.” In 2011 the River Kidz' lemonade stand sparked youth advocacy. In 2013 we experienced the Lost Summer — black ...
Zuckerberg attributes that phenomenon to larger algae blooms, and predicts that warming trends in the Great Lakes will only make those blooms bigger — putting more birds at risk of exposure. “What we're seeing is a combination of factors, that when combined with the warming effects of climate ...
Exposure to toxic blue-green algae can cause liver, skin and neurological damage to humans and animals. A new study released today by the University of Michigan found that wave action can cause harmful toxins in the slimy algae to become airborne. It also revealed that when toxins were higher in ...
In 2009, the state Department of Natural Resources submitted to the EPA a set of proposed limits on allowable levels of nitrogen, phosphate and chlorophyll (created by algae) for lakes and reservoirs. In 2011, the EPA rejected most of those limits as inadequate. The state continued to dither, not least ...
Harmful algal blooms—blooms composed of blue-green algae—crop up throughout the Great Lakes region during hot summers. Algae reproduces, unchecked, producing toxins and sapping oxygen from water. These blooms occur naturally, but agricultural run-off provides nutrients for the algae to thrive ...
1/22/2018
Recent cyanobacteria surveying of the water in the Ashley/Rakahuri River has shown the coverage of potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the river has decreased and are now below the levels that are of concern to public health. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair ...
Health warnings at a popular Canterbury river have lifted after levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae dwindled. People had been warned to avoid the water in the Rakahuri/Ashley River around the State Highway 1 bridge near Waikuku and the Rangiora-Loburn Bridge in Rangiora. The Canterbury ...
Cape Town - Residents and visitors to Cape Town must avoid contact with the Wildevoelvlei in the Noordhoek Valley because of elevated toxin levels due to algae, the City of Cape Town's environmental health department said on Monday. "The public is urged to avoid all contact with the water at the vlei ...

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