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Organizations: Health Audience: Government Researchers Tags: blue-green algae environmental health water monitoring bloom beaches recreational water

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February 24, 2020

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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...