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What's in Our Lake? Webinar Series - Part 2: Algae: 2020 Research and Review

  • 12/16/2020
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Via Zoom
  • 30


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Join us for our second part of the

"What's in Our Lakes Webinar"

for information on

Algae: 2020 Research and Results

Only 100 seats available. 

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Cladaphora: In late spring and early summer, Pure Waters invariably gets calls about heavy green masses of algae on the shoreline. Cladophora grows aggressively in the spring and then washes onto shore as the weather gets warmer. It is especially bad when it decomposes as the odor is very nasty. 

Cladophora has become a focus of research throughout the Great Lakes basin. Our second webinar topic will draw on both that overall research and specific research, conducted by the Finger Lakes Institute, to inform the audience about what Cladophora is and its life cycle, especially here in the Finger Lakes.

Cyanobacteria: Over the past 7 years, Seneca Lake Pure Waters has been building a robust Harmful Algal Bloom shoreline monitoring program. In the summer of 2020, 125 volunteers monitored 85 zones covering over 60 miles of shoreline. This year’s results were shocking—hardly any blooms were spotted and no one knows why. 

This webinar will cover the Pure Waters HAB program in 2020 and provide context for this year’s results with respect to previous years and surrounding lakes. While shoreline monitoring is a large part of the program, there are other parts of the program we will briefly discuss including offshore monitoring, HAB research, and an evaluation of a low-cost, commercially-available toxin testing kit. We will also preview the 2021 HAB program as the program continues to adapt and grow.  

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