Cyanobacteria are crazily robust organisms. They can thrive pretty much anywhere damp: The surface of desert rocks, oceans, in soil, lakes, the trunks of trees and even your house. 129 more words
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This paper is well written and a good review of our current understanding of cyanobacterial algal blooms.
The most likely exposure to harmful algal blooms is not from ingestion of drinking water, but skin contact in recreational waters. 298 more words
(McGill University 26 February 2015) The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries — and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the mid-20th century, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at McGill University. 15 more words
The overall equation representing one of life’s ultimate achievements, photosynthesis, is the biggest oversimplification you will find in any basic science book on the planet. It shows water, carbon dioxide and sunlight as reactants and glucose and oxygen as products. 672 more words