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Harmful Algal Blooms
Harmful Algal Blooms
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Title: Harmful Algal Blooms

Description: You may notice a green, red or brown film on your favorite boating or swimming area in the summer. This coloring could mean that the water is affected by harmful algal blooms. Harmful algal blooms are an accumulation of tiny organisms known as algae and can release harmful toxins into the environment. Pictured here is Lake Dora, FL, covered in algal blooms.

Location: Lake Dora, FL, USA

Photographer: Nara Souza
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Photographer Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.


Learn more about harmful algal blooms in USGS CoreCast episode 129.

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Type: JPEG image - 1.48 MB
Dimensions: 3072 x 2304
Resolution: 72 dpi

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Tags: Cyanobacteria algae corecastepisode129 cyanotoxin harmfulAlgalBloom lakes streams summer surfaceWater



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