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Murky Substance in River Probably Caused by Algae Bloom

TWIN FALLS • The state Department of Environmental Quality is awaiting results of one final lab test to determine what murky substance infested the Snake River last month. So far, most indications point to an algae bloom, said Balthasar Buhidar, regional water quality manager with the DEQ… Continue reading Murky Substance in River Probably Caused by Algae Bloom

Researchers Trace River ‘Rock Snot’ to Native Species

Researchers from Canada and Dartmouth University have found that rock snot – a globulous bloom of algae that blossoms in some freshwater riverbeds – more likely stems from changing environmental conditions and global warming, rather than the accidental introduction of new species or the emergence of new genetic strains, as has been previously theorized.

The findings have real implications: The algae, officially known as Didymosphenia geminate… Continue reading Researchers Trace River ‘Rock Snot’ to Native Species