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Re: Cyano Preliminary Results
On Sat, 2 Jan 1999, Adam Novitt wrote:
Hmm. What most of us call cyanobacteria is a dark green or dark blue
green, slimy infestation that forms loosely attached patches over
surfaces. Not green water.
Green water may be caused by any of a huge number of phytoplankton -
pretty much anything green and small enough that individuals aren't
readily visible. I haven't heard of anyone actually identifying the
critter that causes the green water, but I think most of us assume it's
some sort of green algae. Some cyanobacteria would cause the same effect
as might some algae other than the green algae.
At any rate, I wouldn't equate "green water" with cyanobacteria.