Algae Corner: Toxic, Noxious, and Smelly Algae (part 2)

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

Cyanobacteria are blue-green algae that double as a type of bacteria, and grow just about anywhere. They’re one of the most deadly algae forms, and discolor your pond or create scum on your pond surface. They kill your fish, make your pond smell, and make the water harmful to humans and animals. It’s best to prevent the algae from spreading with a strong algaecide. To get rid of the pond algae, identify which cyanobacteria you have and kill them with a customized plan.