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Evaluation of Environmental and Biological Factors which Promote Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms in New York's Great Lakes

Toxic cyanobacteria blooms currently represent a serious threat to   drinking and recreational waters in New York. The threat of   poisoning resulting from fish consumption may be equally serious.  An understanding of the conditions that favor the growth and   proliferation of toxic cyanobacteria is crucial to the development   of management strategies for New York's Great Lakes. This research   project will use field and laboratory experiments to examine the   ecological, molecular and chemical aspects of cyanobacteria   proliferation and toxin production.    (cyanobacteria); (New York); (algal bloom); (algal blooms); (toxic   algal bloom); (toxic algal blooms); (fish consumption); (human   health); (eutrophication); (beach closings); (beach closing); (beach   closures); (beach closure)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Physical/Chemical
Impact of Pollutants
Nutrients, Including Phosphorus
Resource Management
Fisheries
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Ontario
State Province
New York
Resource Being Monitored
Fisheries
Habitat
Plankton / Microorganisms
Societal/Surface Water
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Beach Closings
Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
Restrictions of Fish and Wildlife Consumption
Restrictions on Drinking Water Consumption or Taste and Odour Problems
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Annex Numbers
Control of Phosphorus
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Research & Development
Annex 17
Cause-effect inter-relationships of productivity and ecotoxicity
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Control of Phosphorus
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Cause-effect inter-relationships of productivity and ecotoxicity

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