Where Do Algae Come From?

Algae is almost everywhere. It can grow in almost any conditions. In this episode of Algae Corner, we’ll discuss different factors that promote its presence and dominance, including unique transportation methods and seasonal growth patterns.

Algae can be found almost anywhere. Algae is transported to your pond by waterfowl, stormwater run-off, fertilizer, and even the air. Algae types are seasonal, you can different algae depending on your water quality, water nutrient levels, and water temperature. To help prevent algae in your pond, you can wash your boat before interacting with the water, try to prevent waterfowl in your pond, and decrease the bait and grass clippings you put in your pond.