Algae are a large group of plant-like organisms usually found in water. They can vary in size from very small microalgae to very large macroalgae and can be found in all types of water, including marine salt water and fresh water. Like plants, algae are essential to the earth because they produce the oxygen needed to sustain life. Algal blooms occur when algae multiply very quickly.
Northern Michigan lakes bloom with algae in 2020
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The algae bloom season continues in western Lake Erie, casting turning the lake and Maumee River green. These photos show the bloom's progression from mid-September to the end of the month. Cities that receive water from the lake, including Toledo, report that water is still safe to drink. The appearance of algae blooms also has sparked a response from Toledo politicians, including Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson. She also wrote to Ohio Gov.
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Blue-green algae has been blooming along parts of Lake Winnebago, even closing a popular beach at High Cliff State Park for several days now. County health officials are warning people to stay away because of the health and safety risks. It happens every year, especially as summer temperatures mix with rain. Health officials said if your kids or even your pets happen to get into the water, make sure that they just rinse afterwards. The Wisconsin DNR says right now it doesn't have statewide monitoring for the algae.
What led to the deaths of all seven dogs? This summer, blue-green algae are back. In May , a dog in Minneapolis died from swimming in a lake with blue-green algae. While many dog owners are getting outdoors to beat COVID cabin fever , there are safety precautions to be aware of before allowing your dog to swim. They contracted blue-green algae poisoning and there was nothing they could do.