Archive for July, 2022

July 28, 2022

Blue-green algae reported

Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) has recently been reported and verified to be present at South Walsham Broad and Barton Broad.

Please ensure that you stay out of the water and keep children and dogs under control in the area.

Remain vigilant for signs of blue-green algae in other locations across the Broads as it is highly likely that there will be additional blooms in the area.

Blooms of blue green algae can threaten public health as well as the health of dogs, cattle, fish and other wildlife. It poses a particular risk to dogs and it can be fatal in some circumstances.

Use the ‘Bloomin Algae’ app to report sightings and see if there have been any algal blooms recorded in your area.

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/our-science/projects/bloomin-algae

Image alt text: Photograph showing the ‘pea-soup’ green appearance of a blue-green algae bloom

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