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Harmful Algal Blooms in Ohio Waters

Harmful algal blooms are all over the news after the Toledo drinking water crises of 2011 and 2014, but what actually causes causes these algal blooms and why are they so dangerous? This 4 page fact sheet will provide you with answers about what makes up a harmful algal bloom, why they form, why they’re dangerous, and what you can do to help prevent them and keep yourself safe

Published: Jan 1, 2011
Last Modified: May 2, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Direct: Permalink

Contributors

Mr.  Eugene Charles Braig

Mr. Eugene Charles Braig, IV

Program Director, OSU School of Environment & Natural Resources

Dr. Joseph D. Conroy

Fisheries Biologist, ODNR Division of Wildlife

 Frank Robert Lichtkoppler

Frank Robert Lichtkoppler

Sea Grant Extension Program Leader, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

William E. Lynch, Jr.

Program Specialist, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)

Ms. Linda Ann Merchant-Masonbrink

Inland Lakes Program Coordinator, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA)

Description

Harmful algal blooms are all over the news after the Toledo drinking water crises of 2011 and 2014, but what actually causes causes these algal blooms and why are they so dangerous? This 4 page fact sheet will provide you with answers about what makes up a harmful algal bloom, why they form, why they’re dangerous, and what you can do to help prevent them and keep yourself safe.