Federal Agencies Join Forces to Design Early Warning System for Freshwater Toxic Algal Blooms

April 9, 2015 6:40 AM

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(Photo : USGS/NASA Earth Observatory) Toxic algal blooms like this one in Lake Erie in 2011 can cause human and animal health risks, fish kills, and degrade drinking water supplies.

Four federal agencies joined together in transforming satellite data designed to probe ocean biology into information that will help protect the American public from harmful freshwater algal blooms.

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