blue-green algae


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blue-green algae,

popular name for those microorganisms that are now more properly called cyanobacteriacyanobacteria
or blue-green algae,
photosynthetic bacteria that contain chlorophyll. For many years they were classified in the plant kingdom along with algae, but discoveries made possible by the electron microscope and new biochemical techniques have shown them to be
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blue-green algae

[¦blü¦grēn ′al·jē]
(microbiology)
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There have today also been unconfirmed reports of swans dying as a result of a blue-green algae bloom in Nantwich.
"If members of the public suspect blue-green algae they should contact and follow advice provided by the local authority."
"Not all blue-green algae blooms and scums are toxic, but you can't tell just by looking at them, so it's best to assume they are."
There is Only unspecific information within the Florida Department of Health about the questions of consuming fish from waters contaminated by blue-green algae. On the state's Dept.
Blue-green algae is the common term for cyanobacteria, microscopic bacteria found in freshwater lakes.
"Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) like warm weather and still water, so you expect to see blooms in late summer and early autumn, but they can occur any time the weather is warm," says Dr.
Every summer blue-green algae blooms are a common sight in lakes, but some of those are a big enough health hazard they can shut down beaches and threaten water supplies.
Other symptoms from exposure to blue-green algae toxins that would require medical attention include numbness, tingling, dizziness, fainting and difficulty breathing.
By trapping the electrons released by blue-green algae during photosynthesis and respiration, we can harness the electrical energy they produce naturally," says Packirisamy.
Tests carried out by Natural Resources Wales detected a bloom of blue-green algae in the water at Acton Park, Wrexham.
WARNING notices have been posted at Hemlington Lake in Middlesbrough after the Environment Agency confirmed blue-green algae is in the water.