Blue-green algae

Algal blooms are a major hazard to safe water supply as well as potentially dangerous to human, animal and fish health.

  • What are blue-green algae?

    Blue-green algal blooms are a major hazard to water supplies as well as potentially dangerous to human, animal and fish health.

  • Blue-green algae research

    CSIRO water scientists have a long-standing active program building up an understanding of the complex chain of events that leads to an algal bloom, and the aftermath of toxins released into the water.

  • Problems and risks with blue-green algae

    Toxins in blue-green algae may harm human and animal health if allowed to multiply to large numbers.

  • Management options

    There are a number of options (physical, biological and Nutrient control) for management and control of blue-green algae

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