blue-green algae


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algae

 [al´je]
a group of plants living in the water, including all seaweeds, and ranging in size from microscopic cells to fronds hundreds of feet long.
blue-green algae former name for members of the group now called Cyanobacteria.

blue-green al·gae

former name for the blue-green bacteria, now classified as Cyanobacteria.

blue-green algae

misnomer formerly applied to the group now called the cyanobacteria.

blue-green algae

the former name for CYANOBACTERIA.

blue-green algae

see algal poisoning.
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There is an outbreak of blue-green algae which is [harmful] to people and pets.
Blue-green algae 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.