Talk at CCC explores ‘explosion’ of harmful algal blooms

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor Dr. Greg Boyer delivered a wide-ranging presentation Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College on the topic of harmful algal blooms with a focus on what caused last year’s “explosion” of blooms on Cayuga County’s lakes.

Boyer, who has been studying harmful algal blooms in some form for 45 years, started with a brief overview of the biology of cyanobacteria, the organism that actually make up harmful algal blooms, specifically discussing what they need to thrive and create blooms like those seen in 2017.

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