09 Jun
  • By Dan Kon
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Algae Blooms and Summer Booms

The kids are out of school and it’s time for that well deserved vacation. Before you head out the door you might want to check for algae blooms at your preferred beach destination. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tracks the Karenia brevis also known as red algae blooms. Red algae isn’t dangerous in small portions but when conditions are favorable this member of the kingdom protista reproduce rapidly and create toxic blooms. If you want to check the beaches you are heading to check out NOAA’s map on current algae blooms.

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https://service.ncddc.noaa.gov/website/AGSViewers/…/maps.htm