Practical Water Wisdom: Blue-Green Algae: What Causes It and Why You Should Care

Practical Water Wisdom: Blue-Green Algae: What Causes It and Why You Should Care
7/7/22, 12:00 pm - 7/7/22, 1:00 pm

Registration:

This event is part of Itasca Waters Practical Water Wisdom: A Virtual Learning Series with new installments on the first Thursday of each month through November 3, 2022.

Please register for this event to attend.

Description:

Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, present a unique water quality challenge because they can rapidly form dense surface scums, or blooms, and produce potent toxins that can be harmful to people and animals. Worldwide, cyanobacteria blooms are anticipated to become more prevalent, more frequent, and more severe under future climate and land use scenarios, and Minnesota lakes are not an exception to this prediction.

Chris Filstrup, Natural Resources Research Institute applied limnologist, will discuss cyanobacteria blooms and implications for lake and public health, environmental factors that contribute to cyanobacteria blooms including research from Minnesota lakes, and ways that you can contribute towards preventing cyanobacteria blooms in your favorite lake.

Presenter:

Chris Filstrup, applied limnologist, Natural Resources Research Institute, filstrup@d.umn.edu.

Contact:

Minnesota Sea Grant Director, John A. Downing, downing@d.umn.edu.

Image credit: MPCA.