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Features: February 2012

This image shows a bloom of cyanobacteria in Lake Erie on August 19, 2011 (courtesy of Thomas Archer).

The Rise of Cyanobacteria in Freshwater Resources

Cyanobacteria (formerly known as blue-green algae) are on the rise in the U.S. and worldwide, becoming a serious threat to freshwater resources and public health. Research results funded by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science are uncovering the secrets of why cyanobacteria are so successful. This information will be used to develop new strategies to control this growing problem. More...