Tag Archives: Algae

Flooding in Lake Okeechobee

One of the shallowest lakes in Florida, and one of the largest lakes in the US, Lake Okeechobee is also one of the most polluted. Runoff from nearby farmland, golf courses, septic systems and continuing problems with the unkempt dam … Continue reading

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Algae: the Original Fuel

Apparently algae can be much more than a stubborn aquatic weed, it can be fuel! The crude oil that lies miles below the Earth’s surface was actually formed from layers of prehistoric algae blooms that has settled on sea beds … Continue reading

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What is Algae, Really?

Everyone has witnessed a pond of lake overrun with algae at some point, but what exactly is algae? According to Wikipedia, algae is a diverse group os simple, typically autotrophic organisms, ranging in many different forms.  Algae can be unicellular … Continue reading

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Toxic Algae

Toxic algae are a major concern in Florida, which poisons our water during rainfall. Some of the poisons include phosphorus, a nonmetallic chemical, and nitrogen, a chemical gas. When phosphates are introduced into water systems, higher concentrations cause increased growth … Continue reading

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Proper Algae Control

Algae creates the foundation for most aquatic food systems by providing nutrition and oxygen production. However too much algae can disrupt this healthy cycle and become a dangerous challenge for aquatic survival.  Algae and weed control is an important part of proper … Continue reading

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Water Clarification

It is easy to identify an unkept body of water. The odor can be described as offensive, the view is anything but placid, and it never reflects the property owner in a positive light. It is important to keep your … Continue reading

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