COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Green slime points to pollution of Casco Bay
Description: Thick mats of slimy green algae are spreading over some tidal mudflats in the Portland, Maine area, raising concerns about nutrient levels in the water and the algal bloom's impact on marine life. Green algae now cover part of the muddy bottom of Portland's Back Cove as well as parts of Mill Cove in South Portland. While algal blooms are common - and natural - occurrences in Maine, the size of the blooms in Back Cove and Mill Cove is cause for concern. [Source: Portland Press Herald]
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Source: Portland Press Herald
Publish Date: 8/7/2016
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