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Blue-Green Algae: What to look for

Posted at 11:34 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 13:55:26-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — We'd do anything for our dogs. That's why it's tough hear about a string of dog deaths, particularly in the south because of blue-green algae. Dogs are consuming the toxin, getting sick and dying.

The dangers of dogs and blue-green algae are not new. And there are dangerous blooms here in Western New York.

The DEC has set up awebsite to show you exactly where there have been reports of blue-green algae. The hot spot in Western New York is on Chautauqua Lake.

This is blue-green algae. It can look like pea soup, it can be in green clumps, or even look like paint on the surface:

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This is a picture of non-toxic algae:

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