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WHAT IS IT??...... Algae??.... 1 month 1 week ago #1


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Is this a type of algae? It was really dense in spots that it was like paddling through green peanut butter?
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WHAT IS IT??...... Algae??.... 1 month 1 week ago #2


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Yep. That's algae. Spyrogyra of some species by the looks of it.
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WHAT IS IT??...... Algae??.... 1 month 1 week ago #3


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A lot of times that stuff will grow like that after heavy rains wash fertilizers from farms or golf courses into lakes and ponds. It's usually caused by too much phosphorus or nitrogen in the water.
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WHAT IS IT??...... Algae??.... 1 month 5 hours ago #4


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Around here, every few years a dog dies from swimming in and ingesting some blue-green algae. It looks like that, IIRC.
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WHAT IS IT??...... Algae??.... 1 month 5 hours ago #5


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It looks so horrible. Pollutant? Does it smell?
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WHAT IS IT??...... Algae??.... 4 weeks 1 day ago #6


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Unfortunately the only "pollutant" it needs is nitrogen and maybe some other minerals (potassium, maybe phosphates).

Runoff from farm fertilizer is the worst offender. The rest from livestock manure that runs off untreated into waterways.

We forget not all pollutants are from industrial and municipal wastewater.
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WHAT IS IT??...... Algae??.... 4 weeks 1 day ago #7


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It also like still water. Frog fishing is usually good on this slop.. :up:
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WHAT IS IT??...... Algae??.... 4 weeks 1 day ago #8


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I believe Charlie nailed it. From pics I've seen, it looks like spirogyra. I'm curious as how it might effect the fish. Hypoxia??
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WHAT IS IT??...... Algae??.... 4 weeks 14 hours ago #9


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Yup...type of algae, and like Dave said, it is a good place to drag a frog through. Sucks for fishing anything else!
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