Publications

Cyanobacterial ("blue-green algae") blooms

Description

When cyanobacteria grow profusely and congregate, they make lake water look like pea soup. This phenomenon is called a bloom. Alberta has more than 100 species of cyanobacteria, ranging from tiny cells invisible to the naked eye to large species that look like fine grass clippings, small shapeless clumps, or spheres several millimeters in diameter.

Tags
Algae blue-green algae cyanobacteria water quality

Title and publication information

Extent

2 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment (1971-1992,1999-2011)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Subject (LCSH)

Cyanobacterial toxins.

Subject (LCSH)

Cyanobacterial blooms.

Subject (LCSH)

Cyanobacteria.

Subject (LCSH)

Algal blooms.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2008-01-01

Date Added

2015-08-24T17:22:09.925609

Date Modified

2008-01-01

Date Issued

2008-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778563044

ISBN (print)

9780778563037

Local Identifier

W0703

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks