Reduction of golden algae in Saguaro Lake allows organizers to resume fishing tournaments – Queen Creek Independent

With golden algae levels lower than previous samples, the Arizona Game and Fish Department informed the Forest Service on Aug. 14 that Saguaro Lake can resume hosting fishing tournaments, according to a press release.

Fishing tournaments temporarily were suspended in June when golden algae (Prymnesium parvum) blooms developed over large portions of Saguaro Lake. Golden algae produces a toxin (prymnesin) that affects any organism with gills.

Similar golden algae levels raised concerns at Apache and Canyon Lakes but a drop in levels by late July resulted in tournaments restarting at these two lakes.

According to Arizona Game and Fish Department officials, golden algae blooms are not a public health threat. The toxins that golden algae produce are only harmful to gill-breathing organisms such as fish and clams, and there is no evidence they are harmful to people, livestock or other animals. However, as a precaution, fish that are found dead or dying should not be consumed.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will continue to monitor the golden algae at all the Salt River-chain lakes.

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It’s Easy Being Green: Lýsuhólslaug’s Fountain Of Youth

You’ve probably heard of the Blue Lagoon—Keflavík’s luxurious celeb hangout—but you might not know that there’s another colourful lagoon in the family: Snæfellsnes’s dark horse Green Lagoon. Located on the southern coast of the peninsula, the rustic pool (it’s not really a lagoon) pumps out water blessed with the best medicine you’ll find for your skin anywhere, and with an inviting, casual, and cozy vibe, it’s worth the drive and the affordable 1.000 ISK entrance fee.

A natural green machine

The pool’s official name is Lýsuhólslaug and contains two snug hot tubs and a small swimming pool. Upon entering, you’ll easily see the niche—the Green Lagoon is, uh, green. Before you worry though, we don’t mean bright excess fertilizer dead zone green. No, rather it has a dark forest hue, which upon inspection is created by hosts of mossy algae schmutz floating around. The bottom and sides are coated in this substance, which makes them attractively slimy and mushy on your toes. I instantly felt like a forest nymph taking a soak in my ethereal forest pool. Talk about relaxation.

“The water here is very natural. It just comes up from the ground and we add no chlorine or chemicals,” the girl behind the counter at Lýsuhólslaug tells me. “It’s actually carbonated and has a lot of a green algae called Chlorella in it, which is very good for your skin. Chlorella is full of silica and iron, so if you suffer from skin problems like psoriasis or eczema, it’ll help.”

The chorella revelation

Skeptical? I was. But be assured that Chlorella is no hokey pokey new age drivel. The algae has been clinically proven to improve the production of collagen, reduce the appearance of spider veins (thank God!), and help post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks—i.e. acne scars—fade. You can actually pay exorbitant amounts of money all over the internet for fancy Chlorella-laced products, but again, the Green Lagoon is only 1.000 ISK.

Upon entering, you’ll easily see the niche—the Green Lagoon is, uh, green.

This research is all  well and good, but does it actually work? While personal stories are no substitute for clinical studies, I can tell you it did for me. I suffer from persistent adult acne because God hates me. My skin is so sensitive that I was even worried to get in the pool—what if it messed with my carefully curated routine? That said, my skin felt hydrated and silky smooth after my soak and in the days after, it stayed calm. Persistent spots cleared up—even some pesky milia.

The three teens working there—two girls and one boy—agreed on the healing properties of the Green Lagoon fountain of youth. “We all grew up here and went to the school next door,” one told me. “We were actually talking about this a few days ago. Nobody in our school had any acne problems.” They all start to giggle. “Well except for him.” One girl adds pointing to the boy in their group. He shrugs. “I never went to the pool though.”

A gooey relaxation session

If skin rejuvenation isn’t enough, the pool also has Flothetta hats on offer, which are swimming caps designed to allow you to float effortlessly in water. I tried one for the first time at Lýsuhólslaug and became absolutely hooked. I work on my computer for a living, which guarantees a tense neck and upper back muscles, but within moments of lying on the surface with my Flothetta cap on, I began to relax. After twenty minutes, I felt like a nimble yogi. It was an A+ experience, one I wish I could do everyday.

My conclusion on this unique pool is that if you’re looking for something fancy and spa-like, the Blue Lagoon is your best bet. But if you want something a little more natural and—I hesitate to use this word—authentic, the Green Lagoon will not disappoint. If anything, it’s something you won’t get anywhere else in the world. Plus, freedom from acne and total relaxation? How can you say no?

Distance from Reykjavík: 159km

How to get there: Route One North then Route 54

Lýsuhólslaug is open everyday from 11:00-20:30.

Researchers Warn Of Blue-Green Algae

A number of Minnesota lakes are experiencing dangerous blooms of blue-green algae, reports Bill Hudson (2:00).
WCCO 4 News At 5 – August 17, 2017

Normandy’s D-Day beaches invaded by green algae

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER, France (Reuters) – Normandy’s D-Day beaches, where Allied troops landed in June 1944 to free Europe of Nazi occupation, are being invaded by green algae.

Beaches such as Omaha and Juno, visited by millions of tourists each year, struggle with the algae, which is not toxic, but the stench as it decomposes can be a turnoff.

“It’s gross, the algae stinks as it rots and it attracts flies,” said Sylvie, who lives in Caen.

Ever day, resort towns use tractors to shovel the algae to the far end of the beaches at low tide, but winds push the green, red and brown seaweed back onto the beaches where in some areas it piles up metre-deep against the boardwalks.

“We sometimes get complaints at tourist offices, with people asking where the algae comes from, but people who know Normandy are used to it,” said Nathalie Papouin, deputy head of the Terres de Nacre tourist office.

The Calvados region in western France gets about 9 million visitors per year, of whom nearly half visit the D-Day beaches.

Benoit Mouline, an official with the Calvados environment service, said the algae comes back every year, especially around mid-August, when northeasterly winds and strong tides cut it from the rocks on which it grows and throw it onto the beaches.

Unlike in Brittany, Normandy’s algae growth is not primarily the result of agricultural fertilizer runoff and waste from pig farms washing into the sea.

“This year we have had a lot of northerly winds, and some local people say there’s more algae than before, but that may be subjective,” said Benjamin Potel of the Clean Coast association.

Climate change could also play a role, he said, as warmer waters boost algae growth and reduce the number of shellfish and other organisms that feed on it.

“The amount of algae never diminishes, it steadily increases over the years,” said Stephane Dobriansky.

His startup company Ecovalgue plans to work with resort towns to collect some of the up to 20,000 tonnes that wash up on the Normandy coasts annually for use in cosmetics, animal feed and bioplastics.

Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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Water ski event canceled due to blue green algae

The Veterans Park Lagoon’s levels of blue green algae was the cause of a national water ski competition. The event was scheduled to start in Friday.

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How to Keep Algae From Growing in Rabbit Water Systems – The SR Rabbit Update 8-15-17

I often get asked how to keep algae from growing in my rabbit’s water system. To be honest, you can’t completely eliminate it but I do have some tips on how to keep it to a minimum.

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Khloe Kardashian Shares Her Favorite Healthy Snacks

Khloé Kardashian is not letting hunger in between meals get the best of her.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star says it’s not always easy to choose the perfect snack, but she’s developed an arsenal of her go-to picks when hunger strikes.

“God knows I’ve really changed the way I eat on a daily basis and my entire approach to healthy living but snacks are consistently tricky,” Kardashian wrote on her website. “Whether I’m traveling or just have a busy day on the go, I’ve learned that keeping healthy snacks in my purse, travel bag or my car (and even around my house for those moments of weakness!) is important to staying on track.”

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Kardashian says these are her favorite:

BelVita Blueberry Breakfast Biscuits, $6 for 12 packs 
“These yummy biscuits will give you four hours of nutritious, steady energy,” she says of the breakfast bars with 230 calories per pack.

Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter + Banana Chips, $2 per pack
Packed with 5 grams of protein, Kardashian says this gluten-free snack from the fan-favorite, all-natural peanut butter company will also give you energy.

Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds, $25 for 32 packs
“These almonds will fill you up and they’re only 100 calories!”

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Mamma Chia Green Magic Chia Squeeze, $5 for 4 packs
“A 70-calorie snack that fuels you with essential Omega-3s, protein and fiber,” she says of the squeeze packs filled with bananas and mangoes with kale, spirulina & chlorella.

Rise Chocolatey Almond Protein Bar, $28 for 12 bars 
To satisfy a sweet tooth, Kardashian says she turns to these bars with no artificial sweeteners and 17 grams of protein.

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Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Snack with Pretzels, $2 per pack
“This is literally two snacks in one—and has ZERO cholesterol!” she says. If roasted red peppers aren’t your thing, the individual servings also coming in roasted garlic or the classic hummus.

Athenos Whole Wheat Baked Pita Chips, $50 for 12 bags
“A crisp snack with 50 percent less fat than potato chips? Yes, please!”

Toxic algae are poisoning a growing number of sea lions off the California coast

A rising number of sea lions are being poisoned by toxic algae blooms in California, according to The Associated Press. So far, 68 sea lions have been treated by the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, compared to 70 in all of 2016. The number “is more pronounced than we’ve seen in the past few years,” Michael Milstein, a spokesman for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the AP.

The sea lions are getting sick because they eat small fish like sardines and anchovies that feed on the toxic algae. (The fish apparently don’t get ill.) The algae release a toxin called domoic acid, which affects the brain, and can harm and even kill humans when contaminated shellfish is consumed. Most of the sea lions are being rescued off the Central Coast, which spans from north of Los Angeles to south of San Francisco. But domoic acid levels are increasing and moving further north, according to the AP.

Algal blooms are caused by the industrial and agricultural runoff of nutrients like nitrogen into rivers and coastal waters. Nitrogen is food for tiny algae — and when it’s washed ashore, it can feed algal blooms. Not all blooms are toxic, but they still create big damages: runoff from the Mississippi River is causing the biggest dead zone ever recorded — as large as New Jersey — in the Gulf of Mexico, for instance. That’s because when those algae die, they sink to the bottom and decay, using up oxygen in the process. This creates areas of low oxygen where fish and shellfish can’t survive.

Climate change is only going to make the problem worse: warming ocean waters boost the growth of the tiny algae, and more rain and more extreme storms in the future will wash out increasing amounts of nutrients into waterways. This is bad not only for animals like the sea lions that are being poisoned in California, but also for water quality and business. Algae blooms have shut down fisheries before and cut drinking water supplies.

As for the sea lions, ingesting domoic acid can cause brain damage and seizures, and ultimately death. “It’s hard,” Cara Field with the Marine Mammal Center told CBS News. “It’s really hard to watch these animals suffer, especially if there’s not something we can do to stop these blooms from happening.”