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OSU scientists take a second look at blue-green algae health threats

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OSU researchers say algae blooms can start far upstream from where they become even more of a threat to human and animal health. OSU photoBlue green algae blooms in lakes and streams, commonly seen at Devil’s Lake in Lincoln City, pose health threats to human nervous systems and can be fatal for pets.

Algae blooms can affect human nervous systems and kill animals
OSU researchers say algae blooms can start far upstream from where they become even more of a threat to human and animal health. OSU photo

Oregon State University researchers have found that algae blooms erupt far upstream in lakes and rivers, especially during long hot summers, and can survive all the way downstream to the sea where they become a health hazard for even more people and more wildlife.

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