Lake Toxicity

Blue-Green Algae Blots Lake Superior

UMD Researchers Look into Source of Algae

Duluth, Minn.- For years we’ve been warned to lookout for blue-green algae blooms in local lakes and rivers. But just a few days ago, it bloomed somewhere no one saw coming: Lake Superior. Patches of blooms were reportedly 50 miles long between the Twin Ports and Apostle Islands. Now researchers at UMD’s Large Lake Observatory are trying to figure out…

Algae Eating Toxin Found In Lakes

Clear Lake Water Doesn't Mean Clean Water Anymore

DULUTH, Minn. — When we look at lakes we tend to think that the color and clarity of the water determines if it is clean or not. New research says it could be the complete opposite. Research from the¬†University of Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota Sea Grant found that the sun reacts with nitrates and creates a reactive oxygen species.¬†“What those…