Managing Algal Blooms and the Potential for Algal Toxins in Pond Water
Gary J. Burtle. / Extension fisheries specialist, University of Georgia, Department of Animal and Dairy Science.
IntroductionCyanobacteria, blue-green algae, harmful algae, and toxic algae are words that can confuse people who are trying to decide on pond water safety. Certain algae can cause serious problems when they become very abundant in drought, hot weather, unusual rainfall patterns, or after nutrient accumulation in pond water. Fortunately, most ponds do not experience toxin problems or dense algal b...