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Grant County Health District: Moses Lake no longer toxic

Columbia Basin Herald - 15 Nov 2018
Dangerous levels of microcystin, a toxin produced by some strains of blue green algae, were first detected in Moses Lake in early September, and then later that month in Potholes Reservoir. According to the health district, the kind of blue-green algae ...

Instances of algal blooms low this year

The Bryan Times - 03 Nov 2018
Levels of algae and the associated toxin, microcystin, were relatively lower in Lake Erie this year, and officials monitoring those levels in the Defiance area said the same was true for multiple bodies of water in the area this summer. According to ...

AUV Developed to Track and Map Oil Spills

The Maritime Executive - 23 Oct 2018
While the AUV moves through the water the 3G ESP collects samples of water, filters them and then processes the samples to detect microscopic organisms or toxins such as microcystin. After analyzing the samples, the 3G ESP can send its findings to ...

UT on front line of microcystin research

Toledo Blade - 03 Sep 2018
Specific species of cyanobacteria produce a toxic molecule called microcystin, which is one of the most common cyanobacterial toxins found in the Great Lakes. Cyanobacteria can produce other toxic molecules too, but microcystins are of highest concern.

Researchers speak about water quality during meeting in Monroe

Bedford Now - 01 Nov 2018
Representatives from the University Research Corridor plan to visit six communities in the coming weeks; the first presentation, in Monroe, focused on water quality. Algal blooms, microcystin and microplastics are found in water sources throughout ...

Mussel 'spits out' toxic microcystin, plays part in Erie algae

13abc Action News - 08 Jun 2018
Mussel 'spits out' toxic microcystin, plays part in Erie algae. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). Posted: Thu 11:20 PM, Jun 07, 2018 |. Updated: Thu 11:40 PM, Jun 07, 2018. Non-toxic algae is already forming on Lake Erie: you can ...

Salty water causes some freshwater harmful algae to release toxins

United States Geological Survey (press release) - 18 Oct 2018
The team found that at levels about one-half as salty as seawater, Microcystis aeruginosa cell walls began to weaken and leak their toxin, called microcystin. The cell walls of Dolichospermum circinale began to leak at levels about one-fourth the ...

Buyer beware: Some water-filter pitchers much better at toxin removal

The Ohio State University News - 17 May 2018
Water pitchers designed to rid water of harmful contaminants are not created equal, new research has found. Scientists from The Ohio State University compared three popular pitcher brands' ability to clear dangerous microcystins from tap water. They ...

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