Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Environment
Cyanobacterial accumulation at Binder Lake, IA, dominated by the blue green algae Microcystis sp.
with a dead fish. USGS
scientists studied the effects of harmful algal blooms on lake water quality
found that blooms of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in Midwestern lakes produced mixtures of cyanotoxins and taste-and-odor causing compounds, which co-occurred in lake water samples.
Dripping algae leaves an impact — A USGS
scientist collecting a sample of algae for analysis during a study of the effects of harmful algal blooms on lake water quality
. The divots left from the algae dripping from the sampler shows how thick these accumulations can be. Microcystis sp.
dominated this accumulation at Binder Lake, Iowa.
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