Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blue Green Algae blooms worldwide

Smelly water coming from some taps

By Colin McDonald - Express-News
Web Posted: 07/12/2010 9:11 CDT

An algae bloom in Canyon Lake has caused stinky water to come from faucets across San Antonio's North and far Northwest sides.

Blue-green algae in Rock County

Posted: Jul 13, 2010 8:01 PM IST

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Rock County Health Department officials say they've found blue-green algae in Clear Lake. Officials say it could develop in other recreational waters as warmer weather sets in


Spills in Black Sea near Odesa turned to be blue-green algae

KYIV, July 13. /UKRINFORM/. Spills revealed in the Black Sea's Odesa gulf are nothing but blue-green algae, say experts with the Ukrainian Institute of South Seas Biology. An anomalous algal bloom is presently seen there.

However, the experts say the concentration of blue-green algae (Nodularia spumigena) in one liter of water is extremely high. Moreover, this type of algae in the Odesa gulf can be found quite rarely.


A recent water quality study, conducted by Dr Jan Roos from Water Quality Consultants in Bloemfontein, has found that Kamfers Dam’s water quality has deteriorated significantly during the past year. “The Kamfers Dam aquatic system is under severe pressure because of a massive cyanobacterial (algal) bloom and extreme oscillations in oxygen concentrations, driven by poor water quality”, said Dr Roos.


US, Black sea, South Africa, the news is the same worldwide.

Water pollution is leading to more and more blue green algal blooms.

Diatoms are the best way to control these blooms.

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