Wednesday, March 21, 2012
When you look at the Great Lakes from space, most of it is a broad and serene blue.  But along the nearshore areas, especially in the summertime, the colors change.  Lighter blue shading in some of the lakes blends into darker mats of green in Western Lake Erie.  This is blue-green algae, which produces harmful toxins and can help cause low-oxygen zones that impact the productivity of Great Lakes fisheries, the attractiveness of the Great Lakes as a place to visit and recreate, and even the quality of drinking water drawn from the Great Lakes.
Read more: NRDC Taking Legal Steps to Protect the Great Lakes from Toxic Algal Blooms

When you look at the Great Lakes from space, most of it is a broad and serene blue.  But along the nearshore areas, especially in the summertime, the colors change.  Lighter blue shading in some of the lakes blends into darker mats of green in Western Lake Erie.  This is blue-green algae, which produces harmful toxins and can help cause low-oxygen zones that impact the productivity of Great Lakes fisheries, the attractiveness of the Great Lakes as a place to visit and recreate, and even the quality of drinking water drawn from the Great Lakes.

Read more: NRDC Taking Legal Steps to Protect the Great Lakes from Toxic Algal Blooms

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    wiiiiii
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    ^ THANK YOU. This shit has been on the news. Not okay.
  14. eduardo- reblogged this from rhamphotheca and added:
    Wait. Wait. Hold up. Algae causes low oxygen? Uhhh… kinda not how photosynthesis works. It’s kinda bad, yes, but… more...
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    Toxic Algae Blooms in the Great Lakes
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    I live by that little pocket there called Lake St. Clair, which from space looks like it’s made entirely of algae…
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    This is a really bad issue, more people need to know about this
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    Toxic Algae Blooms in the Great Lakes
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    Toxicity in beauty
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