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EPA Creates New Harmful Algal Bloom Focused Web Resource

By August 7, 2012 No Comments

The United Photo of Microcystis bloom at Ohio River, 2008. Photo by Jim Crawford, Ohio EPAStates Environmental Protection Agency has created an information rich and useful on-line resource dedicated to Cyanobacteria associated Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB). Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are of particular concern because of their potential impacts on drinking and recreational waters. In freshwater based resources, cyanobacteria can produce unsightly conditions along  shorelines and in open waters degrading aquatic habitats and posing a health risk to humans, pets or wildlife.

The newly created on-line resource includes information on freshwater harmful algal blooms and their various effects to help inform the general public about potential impacts of toxic algal blooms in freshwater.

This information rich resource can be accessed by clicking here