Algae Corner: Toxic Algae & Closed Water bodies

Today, we're going to showcase a broad overview of many different algal groups that can cause significant impacts to humans and wildlife in their environment, from golden algae and euglenoids to diatoms and raphidophytes.

Has your lake been closed due to toxic algae? Have you seen a sign put up on your beach that's preventing you from enjoying the water? It’s important to know that just putting up that sign is not without risk. The algae in the water body can certainly still pose risk to you, your family, and your pets if you allow it to continue to persist.