Algal Blooms

The following stories from the CBF website include information about algal blooms.

  • Bay Dead Zone: What’s It Like This Summer?

    August 7, 2020

    Each year during the summer, an area of water with low oxygen levels—known as a “dead zone”—forms in the Bay. But what about this year’s dead zone and what it means for the Bay?

  • What the Mahogany Tide Means for the Bay

    June 4, 2020

    We talk with CBF’s Maryland Senior Scientist Doug Myers to explain what's behind the rust-colored water in the mid-Bay's tidal rivers and what it means.

  • Virginia Bills Would Set 2026 Deadline for Farm Conservation Practices

    January 24, 2020

    In a major step forward, legislation being considered for the first time in Virginia's General Assembly would set a deadline for farmers to install key conservation practices that lead to healthier waterways and benefit farmers.

  • This Month in the Watershed: A Climate for Change

    October 30, 2019

    Climate change might be a global problem, but we are feeling the impacts here at home.

  • Could It Happen Here?

    August 16, 2019

    Last week, three dogs—Abby, Izzy and Harpo—had a play date in and around a seemingly harmless pond in Wilmington, North Carolina. A few hours later all three were dead. The culprit? A poisonous blue-green algae.

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