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Blue-Green Algae: What to look for

Posted: 11:34 PM, Aug 12, 2019
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 a website 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:


This is a picture of non-toxic algae: