Toxic algal blooms a sign of rivers under stress
7 October 2011
How to control toxic blue-green algae (by Renae Soppe)
Reports on the role of nutrient-rich runoff in causing algal blooms.
30 June 2006
Scientists investigate giant algae bloom off Canada's west coast (AFP)
Describes an algal bloom off the coast of Canada so large it can be seen from space.
November/December 2005, page 29-31
Toxic blue-green algae: It's what's on the inside that counts (by Susan White)
Describes how algal toxins can accumulate in animals and the implications for managing algal blooms.
October 2002, page 6
Overstocking fish causes toxic blooms (by Stephen Luntz)
No. 120, 2004, pages 32-33
Underground nitrogen busting is crucial (by Wendy Pyper)
Looks at the role that waterside habitat plays in reducing the amount of nitrate flowing into waterways, lessening the risk of algal blooms.
No. 115, 2003, page 4
Stocking experiment tests the limits of the lake (by Wendy Pyper)
Describes research that has found that overstocking of fish can trigger blue-green algae blooms.
16 May 2009, page 22
Ultrasound weapon wipes out toxic algal blooms (by Duncan Graham-Rowe)
Claims that ultrasound can be used to kill toxic algal blooms.
16 June 2007, pages 18-19
US set to track toxic algal blooms (by Aria Pearson)
Looks at the use of computer simulations to monitor algal blooms.
The enigma of the blue algae
Reports on a European project trying to gain a better understanding of the harmful effects of blue-green algae by looking at the peptides they synthesise.
12 December 2011
Blogs: Toxic Red Tides Can Attack By Air, Too (by Jennifer Frazer)
Describes how the dinoflagellates that cause ""red tides"" can caused respiratory problems in people.
2 June 2011
Blogs: Algal Neurotoxins Found in Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals (by John R. Platt)
Reports on how ciguatoxins, from dioflagellates, have been responsible for the death of endangered seals.
30 April 2010
Clean Technica: Poisoned Water: Tobacco Good, Boifuels Bad (by Chris Milton)
Describes research into developing biofuels from cyanobacteria as a biofuel, and using tobacco to neutralise its toxicity.
5 April 2005
Algae found to produce potential neurotoxin (by Sarah Graham)
20 April 1998
Why are outbreaks of Pfiesteria and red tides suddenly threatening our oceans? (by Don Anderson)
Explains the reasons behind an increase in ""red tides"" and Harmful Algal Blooms in the United States.
Page updated February 2012.