Some Notable Algal Blooms

Algal bloom (theage.com.au)

Algal bloom (theage.com.au)

     The blog article available below brings up some well thought-out points surrounding the current state of nutrient runoff and toxic algal blooms, while looking into the recent history of cyanobacteria gives an interesting perspective on the issue. For instance, a 2007 algal bloom in Wuxi, China, left more than 2 million people without drinking water (some for longer than a week), while a bloom on Australia’s Murray River spread over 800 kilometers and prompted “red alert” warnings advising locals on the dangers of contact with the algae.