10 Jul What’s an algae bloom and how did it wind up sliming Florida’s biggest lake?
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Algae is one of the planet’s basic building blocks, living and growing in nearly every body of water to feed the cycle of life. Blue-green algae, the stuff now grabbing headlines across Florida, is among them, with hundreds of algae species filling the state’s lakes.
But add pollution — the phosphorus and nitrogen from farm fields and leaky septic tanks — and good turns to bad, fueling explosive blooms. When things get really rough, toxic subspecies appear that can cause liver and brain disease.READ MORE