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January 30, 2019


Cyanobacteria (also referred to as blue-green algae) are common photosynthetic bacteria that live in surface waters. Under favorable conditions, such as warm water and high nutrient content, these bacteria can form nuisance “blooms”. The presence of blooms in recreational water causes unpleasant...

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September 1, 2014


Harmful blue-green algae (toxic cyanobacteria) blooms in surface water are prevalent in Alberta. The presence of blue-green algae in recreational water causes unpleasant aesthetics, and exposure to some toxin-producing blue-green algae may pose potential health risks. There have been increased...