Harmful Algal Blooms
Although many algae blooms are caused by Green Algae, there are some blooms caused by Cyanobacteria
(Blue-Green Algae). Some strains of certain species of cyanobacteria are capable of producing toxins. These
toxins can affect the liver, nervous system and/or the skin of people, pets, and wildlife. Algae blooms
caused by species capable of producing toxins are called Harmful Algal Blooms or HABs.