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Oregon State University

Toxic Algal Bloom

Caption: Like pea soup, a thick mat of toxic microcystins cyanobacteria on Lake Taihu in China gets stirred up in the wake of a boat.

Credit: (Photo by Hans Paerl, courtesy University of North Carolina)

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