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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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January 1, 2008


Cyanobacteria produce several types of toxins, the most common being liver toxins. Nerve toxins are more rare, but can cause periodic loss of wildlife. Some cyanobacteria case skin irritation. In Alberta, numerous cases of animal poisonings have occurred and reports of human illness linked to...