Be sure to keep your dogs on a leash during weather conditions that might promote a toxic algae bloom
, San Filippo recommended.
I've seen warnings to not let dogs drink out of the water during an algae bloom
. Would this also be a concern for humans consuming the harvested plants?
But what makes the algae bloom
has fueled a public debate as people worry that their quality of life and the future of Florida--which relies on a beautiful, healthy environment more than most other states--are at stake.
From July 1 to August 30, a total of 48 dolphins have been found dead in southwest Florida, as a harmful algae bloom
known as red tide killed hundreds of tons of fish from Naples to Tampa, said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Years ago, while editing In-Fisherman's Walleye In-Sider magazine and covering the company's Professional Walleye Trail, I tailored some of the PWT pros' algae bloom
tactics to my home waters a short cast north of Minneapolis and struck walleye gold.
A photographer captured this huge algae bloom
off the Welsh coast.
The phenomenon is caused by an algae bloom
called bioluminescent phytoplankton that lights up when the microorganisms move through the sea as the waves crashes. It's called a red tide, which is unpredictable, because the reflection of light off the tiny creatures' bodies gives the water a red tint.
The warning comes against the backdrop of the algae bloom
that is noticed off the coast of Oman during winter.
"Before, confirming if there was an algae bloom
meant someone had to go there and take a sample," Ross said.
Andrew Reeves, A\J's water columnist, shares with us the tragic (and on-going) story of the Lake Erie algae bloom
crisis, its roots in factory-farming and over-fertilization, and the steps that are being taken to try to keep 2017 from being the worst year ever for toxic algae blooms
It was thought it was an an algae bloom
, which sees a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae.