[USA] A type of algae called “rock snot” that was thought to be an invasive species in the Northeast is actually native to the northern United States, Continue reading Once labeled invasive, ‘Rock Snot’ algae now deemed native
[USA] Along this half mile stretch of the Farmington River in Barkhamsted you’ll find a species that hasn’t been discovered anywhere else on earth. Continue reading Invasive “Rock Snot” algae species discovered in Connecticut
[USA] The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission advises trout anglers fishing in western North Carolina waters to be especially diligent when cleaning their fishing equipment after didymo, Continue reading Wildlife Resources Commission cautions anglers to help prevent spread of newly introduced nuisance algae
[Canada] A research scientist with Environment Canada says the recent appearance of so-called “rock snot” in the St. Marys River could point to a problem in Lake Superior. Continue reading ‘Rock snot’ could signal trouble in Lake Superior, scientist says
On a cool, wet July morning at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Gothic, Colorado, thick clouds erased the hulking mountains from view. The former mining town is a working summer camp for scientists. Brad Taylor, a Dartmouth professor, met his wife here. Continue reading The case of the snotty streams
The lower Fryingpan River ecosystem is relatively healthy even though an algae with the notorious nickname “rock snot” has taken hold, according to preliminary results of a study commissioned by the Roaring Fork Conservancy.
Muck from the stream bottom was Continue reading Study shows Fryingpan River healthy despite ‘rock snot’
Thick algal mats that cover river bottoms are flourishing in our warmer world. Scientists call it Didymosphenia geminata.
But it’s more widely known as “rock snot”—mats of algae carpeting the bottoms of some rivers and lakes—and it’s quickly spreading around the globe, possibly because of climate change, a new study says… Continue reading River Algae Known as Rock Snot Boosted by Climate Change?