Algae Corner: Growth Factors & Seasonality

Today we're going to cover changes to types of algae in water over time. This is called succession. We’re going to delve into some of the primary factors that may govern the type of algae you have at a given point in time in your water.…

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Algae Corner: What are Algae?

In today's episode we're going to talk about what algae are, exactly. More specifically, how would we define them? How many types are there? Are they good, or bad?…

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Lake Erie's Current Algal Bloom

On going since mid-July, this large phytoplankton bloom in Lake Erie was captured in a series of natural color images taken by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8.…

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Invasives in the Delta

Wikimedia.org.      The most commonly kept pet turtle in the world, the red eared slider has made a home of the California Delta. Native to the southeastern U.S., rachemys scripta elegans reaches…

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Maine Crowdsources Invasive Control

Launched around 3 years ago, iMapInvasive has been used to upload more than 2,800 observations on about 40 non-native plants. The online tool- designed for Maine residents- allows citizen-scientists…

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Algae-Based Compound Stops Bleeding

Image via suneris.co (click to enlarge).      When he was 17, Joe Landolina, CEO of Suneris, came up with the formula for an algae-based gel that instantly stops bleeding. Whether for simple cuts…

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Avoid Winter Fish Kills

Original blog post from SePRO Preferred Applicator Aquatic Control, Seymour, Indiana     As the winter temperatures remain low, a lot of ponds remain covered with ice and snow. Some systems have been…

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Dock Like A Boss

Dock like a boss.      Now going viral on YouTube, this advertisement for AV-OG-TIL, a Norwegian NGO, is aimed at raising awareness for the dangers of drunk driving, drunk boating, and other…

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