There is an outbreak of blue-green algae
which is [harmful] to people and pets.
occur naturally and can be dangerous to humans and animals.
The advisory was prompted by high levels of blue-green algae
found at the lake's shoreline.
Cllr Chris Meaden, the council's cabinet member for culture, leisure and tourism, said: "We can confirm that, after detailed testing, blue-green algae
has been identified at Captain's Pit fishing pond in Wallasey.
Certain forms of blue-green algae
- cyanobacteria - can produce toxins which can kill domestic pets and cause rashes after skin contact with humans or illnesses if swallowed.
The taste and smell episode is the result of large, persistent seasonal blooms of blue-green algae
affecting tap water in the State Water Project's Castaic Lake and in water basins at the region's primary treatment plant (in Granada Hills),'' Wicke said.
They were felled by toxins from the oldest photosynthesizers on earth, cyanobacteria, formerly called blue-green algae
The Oregon Health Authority on Friday issued an alert because of high levels of blue-green algae
detected in Walterville Pond off Highway 126, five miles east of Springfield.
George Wright, a member of the public, holds his nose at the blue-green algae
at Llyn Cefni Picture: ROBERT PARRY JONES
A pounds 720,000 water salination system will also be installed to regulate the quality of the water and combat blue-green algae
Residents in the affected areas also may notice an earthy, musty taste and smell in the water, which comes from seasonal blooms of a blue-green algae
at Castaic Lake.
In addition, they have fashioned meals of poisonous bacteria and blue-green algae
for mosquitoes to dine on.