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Predicting when toxic algae will reach Washington and Oregon coasts

Late summer is the peak time for harmful algae that can turn lakes into toxic scum, canceling fishing trips and fouling water supplies. While the Pacific Northwest doesn’t get anything near the activity that turned parts of Lake Erie into bright green slime, our coasts are vulnerable in late summer to this largely unpredictable – and in our case unseen – menace.

University of Washington oceanographers have created a tool to help predict when harmful algae might strike. Continue reading Predicting when toxic algae will reach Washington and Oregon coasts

Toxic Green Algae Blooms in San Joaquin County Waterways

According to the health officials, the green and smelly algae that bloom in the Delta waterways are now considered to be toxic.

Recent hot and humid weather in San Joaquin County combined with low river flows in many of the area’s waterways have contributed to the rapid growth… Continue reading Toxic Green Algae Blooms in San Joaquin County Waterways

Over 650 tons of Farmed Salmon Died of Pancreatic Disease Caused by Algal Bloom

Both Grieg Seafood and Norway Royal Salmon have reduced their 2014 harvesting forecasts and said they are set to take big write-offs due to problems with diseases and algal bloom at their farms.

And they are unlikely to be the only… Continue reading Over 650 tons of Farmed Salmon Died of Pancreatic Disease Caused by Algal Bloom

Suspected blue-green algae reported along Upper Rideau Lake’s north shore

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment received a report Tuesday of suspected blue-green algae on Upper Rideau Lake’s north shore.

The report came from cottager Matt Turner, who sent the Citizen pictures of what he described as… Continue reading Suspected blue-green algae reported along Upper Rideau Lake’s north shore