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Lifecycle of Pfiesteria
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What is Pfiesteria?

Between 1998 and 2004, samples taken from several Suffolk County waterways found traces of Pfiesteria. Like many other types of microalgae or phytoplankton, Pfiesteria contributes

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Rust tide in the lower YOrk River
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What is a Rust Tide?

Harmful algal blooms impact local water sources and environments. Rust tides are one of the many concerns for local officials who want to revamp local

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Blue-green cyanobacteria in a waterway
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What are Cyanobacteria?

Many of Suffolk County’s waterways and lakes experience harmful algal blooms, including those caused by cyanobacteria. In some cases, these blooms can be toxic to

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Red Tide under bridge
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What is a Red Tide?

When traveling through Suffolk County, you may notice the waters are red from time to time. These blooms are quite common in the Huntington-Northport Bay

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Long Island waterways
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What is a Brown Tide?

In and around Suffolk County, there are several types of algal blooms that affect marine life and harm the natural beauty of our waterways. Brown

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