More on Algae blooms
Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:42 am
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In this particular case, yes; Cyanobacteria gets it name from the color (Cyan.) They are not cyanides, but rather cyanotoxins, but can be equally bad for you...
Mark Edlund, Senior Scientist, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota, wrote:
Thanks for your interest in our work. This appearance of cyanobacterial blooms on ISRO is a real puzzle for us. Our monitoring work is targeting 8 lakes that capture the gradient of lake types on ISRO-small, shallow, stained to deep and clear. We are working on Siskiwit, DeSor, Richie, Sargent, Harvey, Feldtmann, Ahmik, and Wallace. We partner with NPS' Great Lakes Network group who, in addition to the 8 lakes, also do monthly monitoring for water quality on George and Beaver.
For additional information, I'd suggest the following reports, publications, and web resources:
1. Monitoring Water Quality of Inland Lakes, Great Lakes Network, 2012. https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/DownloadFile/490999.
2. A report from the USGS should be forthcoming (and is referenced in the above linked document).
3. Scientific papers on changes in algae communities:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 8/abstract
https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Referenc ... le/2170717
4. Scientific paper on warming waters of ISRO.
5. General information on changes in ISRO lakes:
https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Referenc ... le/2219278
https://www.smm.org/scwrs/fieldnotes/re ... ow-why-yet
Thanks again for your interest. Keep us posted on what you are seeing out on ISRO.