Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, display fascinating survival tactics, akin to humans’ diverse life choices. A ground-breaking study conducted by Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute has unravelled the intriguing world of cyanobacteria, focusing on their adept utilization of phosphorus storage to thrive. Adaptive Qualities of Cyanobacteria As one of Earth’s most prevalent organisms, cyanobacteria
Blue-green algae blooms are being reported more frequently every year. The intensity of a bloom can vary from a nuisance for a week or two through to extremely toxic and persistent for months on end. These algae are actually not algae, they are technically classed as a cyanobacteria, but whatever you call them they are
Every operator, manager and sideline observer of water and wastewater systems knows that spring is the beginning of the Blue-Green Algae season that will run until Autumn (or longer in the tropics). What can be done? Do you simply make sure the lab knows they will have more testing to do? Are you planning aeration
At AlgaEnviro we have been doing a lot of work recently talking with aquaculture farmers about their pond water and how they manage the algae populations in the ponds. Of most interest to me is how they are looking to manage diatom algae as these are usually the key algae of most interest. We have
This blog post is somewhat more technical than some of the other posts I have done to date. The reason for this is that I am presenting actual data! Yes! The numbers are in and I have graphs, relationships and hypotheses to offer. So if you are interested in the more analytical side of things
It is clear that the number of blue-green algae (BGA), or toxic algae, blooms that are occurring is getting worse each year. There is clear research to show that anthropogenic nutrient enrichment of our water is a cause of BGA, or cyanobacterial, blooms worldwide. Sadly, we are not greatly advancing our abilities to control these blooms.