Tag: algae

A green, swirling paint-like substance floats atop the surface of a pond. It's an example of a microcystis bloom.

Have you ever looked into a pond and observed a green, swirling paint-like substance on the surface? Have you ever wondered what this is? Watershed Specialist Amanda delves into what causes harmful algal blooms and ways to keep your pets and yourself safe when you see this odd matter.

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If you spend any time outdoors, you have likely noticed some odd residents growing on rocks, sidewalks and tree trunks. With shades of gray, green and blue, growing interspersed with mosses, these organisms are often mistaken for plants. Closer inspection reveals that these residents – lichens – are something unique among living things. So, what […]

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