blue-green algae

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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

blue-green al·gae

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

the former name for CYANOBACTERIA.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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CONCERNS: Samples have been taken to be tested to find out if blue-green algae is present at Cooper Park.
Amanda Poste and colleagues conducted a worldwide study of blue-green algae microcystin levels in northern and tropical lakes (none in Florida).
"Blue-green algae is a common occurrence in water after prolonged periods of increased temperature and parents and guardians as well as pet owners should be cautious, not just in Strathclyde loch but in other ponds or areas of standing water."
* Check with area Department of Environmental Conservation for blue-green algae tracking before going to the water
He explained blue-green algae is a hybrid of a plant and a bacteria, as it feeds off sunlight and heat for energy.
Also known as cyanobacteria, blue-green algae are the most prosperous microorganisms on earth, evolutionarily speaking.
"Blue-green algae can be toxic to humans and animals if swallowed or if it comes into contact with he skin, therefore no one should enter the lake or allow their pets to come into contact with the water.
The blue-green algae occurs naturally in inland waters, estuaries and the sea, its growth encouraged by warm water temperatures and stable sunny conditions, particularly if the water has a high nutrient content.
The Indian Lake Watershed Associated voted to move forward with its fundraising efforts after lake use was restricted nearly all summer following the discovery of a potentially harmful blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in the water.
This sensor is ideal for environments rich in DOM and blue-green algae. Because DOM doesn't absorb red excitation energy, but algae do, red excitation fluorimetry provides fluorescence detection free from interference errors caused by DOM.
In Toledo, Ohio, where voluntary tests at a water treatment plant found elevated levels of the toxin microcystin, which is produced by blue-green algae, the city is urging residents and the several hundred thousand people served by its water utility not to drink tap water, even if they boil it.