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Monday, October 02, 2006

Researchers worry about algae toxins in water supply

Published October 01, 2006
Florida is home to more kinds of toxic algae and cyanobacteria than anywhere else in the United States and perhaps the world.

Better known as pond scum, cyanobacteria can look like green hair or like someone dumped bright green paint on the water.

Blooms of several species are showing up more and more in Florida's springs, lakes and rivers, and along its coasts, mostly where rivers bring runoff to the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.
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