Algae Blooms Not Restricted to Lake Champlain
Algae blooms have become common across the country and across the world. While some of the places they are appearing have a history of nuisance levels, in other places the blooms are considered new or rare. Here are just a few locations that have seen blooms this year:
Seneca Lake, the largest and deepest of New York’s Finger Lakes, had a confirmed blue-green algae bloom, the first confirmed event on the lake.
Blooms in Boston’s Charles River are cited as less an indication of pollution and more a sign-of-the-times with global warming playing a bigger role in widespread blooms.
Blooms on Lake Erie spread as far east as Cleveland and may become the worst on record.
A bloom on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala appears to be the first since 2009.
Satellite photos of a massive blooms in the Baltic Sea look like an abstract painting.
It’s not all blue-green algae. An unusually large and toxic diatom bloom continues in the Pacific Ocean.