Algae Identification at Expo on Saturday
June 21, 2014
Fuerst Field, Greig Street, Sodus Point
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Is It Blue/Green?
Bring your water sample to the Expo!
There have been reports of algae blooms on both the east and west sides of the bay over the last couple of days. I have one in front of my house as I write this.
I then placed a drop on a microscope slide and viewed it at 20X magnification using SOS’s new microscope. It is B/G algae and to my untrained eye it appears to be Anabaena, a simple multicellular photosynthetic cyanobacterium. I have no means to determine if it is toxic or not.