Natural Solution to Blue-Green Algae Problem

What is Blue-Green Algae?

Blue-Green Algae, scientifically called Cyanobacteria, is a wide spread problem affecting many ponds across North America, especially during the warmer months. Despite its name, blue-green algae is not technically a form of algae, it’s bacteria. They do not reproduce sexually, but rather they divide to multiply. But what causes the confusion of whether cyanobacteria are algae is that they can photosynthesize, which causes them to act like algae.  Cyanobacteria sources energy from the sun similar to how algae does and multiplies rapidly to create visible blooms that look and feel like true algae.

What Causes Algal Blooms?

Blue-Green Algae blooms occur in bodies of fresh water depending on:

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