[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
[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
Fryingpan didymo study earns financial support from Pitkin County commissioners
An ongoing effort to study the increasing amounts of didymo in the Fryingpan River has received funding from Eagle and Pitkin counties, and will assess any Continue reading ‘Rock snot’ showing up early in the year near Ruedi dam
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’
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
[USA] For years, those fishing in East Coast waterways have faced bans on felt-soled boots and urgings that they scrub their gear to Continue reading New ‘rock snot’ research questions effectiveness of having anglers clean their gear
[10th, May 2014] Kiwi scientists have been left unconvinced by a new US study suggesting the pest didymo is not a recently-introduced foreign invader, but the result of native species responding to environmental change… Continue reading Controversial US didymo study not applicable to New Zealand, says expert.
[10th, May 2014] Was “rock snot” introduced, or has it been here all along? An international science journal article published this week suggests didymo – an algae threatening the ecology of New Zealand rivers – might have been always present in some areas where it was previously thought to be invasive. Continue reading Debate over invasive nature of didymo
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