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Nuisance Algae on Lake Michigan Shores



By Moira Harrington

Fact sheet, 2 pages

Described are conditions that encourage the growth of Cladophora, a stringy green alga common in the Great Lakes and other fresh waters. Cladophora mats may encourage the growth of dangerous E. coli and Enterococci bacteria. What can be done to limit the growth of Cladophora is also included.

Publication #: WISCU-G-14-009