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How Do I Know if I Have A Toxic Bloom?
You can’t know for certain unless you have the water tested. However, look for these differences between cyanobacteria and non-toxic green algae:
- Cyanobacteria looks like pea soup, an oil slick, or like someone placed dye in the water. Cyanobacteria is potentially toxic under the right conditions (See right).
- Filamentous (non-toxic) green algae often looks like a mass of green hair on the water (see below).
Links To Other Identification Resources
Field Guide to Algae (from Kentucky)