[New Zealand] Microalgae are one of the world’s tiniest life forms, but they can pack a powerful punch. They’re not known as ‘killer algae’ for nothing. Continue reading Microalgae – under the microscope
The public – and dog owners in particular – are being urged to be on the lookout for a potentially toxic algae known as Phormidium.
The algae has been spotted in many Otago waterways this summer, including Silver Stream near Mosgiel. Continue reading Be wary of toxic algae – ORC
Plans to install a disc filter to remove more phosphorus from Palmerston North’s wastewater discharge are moving ahead. The city council has resolved the $2.9 million project should remain in the draft Annual Plan, despite a warning that changing the balance of nutrients in the Manawatu River could favour growth of toxic algae… Continue reading Toxic algae worries no barrier to filter plans