Category Archives: Algae

Beware the Icky Algae

First, gooseshit everywhere. Now ‘rock snot.’
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Algal Blooms and Goosesh-t Parkthe Esplanade

The Boston Globe reports that the Charles River swim race might be canceled because of cyanobacterial blooms. Again. I blame the geese. Seriously.
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Mad Biologist Scoops the Boston Globe?!

That’s right–you heard it here first: algal blooms on the Charles River in Boston.
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Algal Bloom in the Charles River?

I was at the Esplanade in Boston, and I noticed something very weird in the water. By the Fairfield St. entrance, the water under the bridge and by the shore (on both sides, river and ‘canal’) was bright green, as … Continue reading

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