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Old August 9th, 2005, 05:57 PM
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blue gree algae contains cyano bacteria that is harmful to all animals and humans, can cause death... its found in stagnant or nutrient rich waters, that is water with far to many nutrients, (nutrification).

the best way to recognise blue green algaes is by smell, they oftne have a nasty stagnant type of smell asnd of course the greenish algae on top...

if you see any algae in your pool, pond, river or creeks do not enter and notify your authorities immeadiatly, areas that suffer this algaes will oftne have permanant signs for waring s present. it is really important to notify someone if it in a natural water way, it can kill off the natives and such too, or ppl swimming dogs down stream etc.......

we have drought after drought here so it is a big problem for us, even if the levels are not high enough to kill they can make you and pups very sick indeed. try searchingaussie sites as we are very aware of this prob and deal with it constantly, so it may be a good resource for accurate info...

im sorry you ahd to experience this,. but dont blame yourself, many environmental hazards so to speak are very poorly advertised and communicated to the public....

but i would advise lowering that nutrient level in your pond, and perhaps put in some fish as they will often feed on the algaes and reduce the problem...

again sorry but dont feel responsible, you could never have possibly known...
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