Chilmark Cyanobacteria Bloom Triggers Season's First Red Notice
The red-grade notice is the strongest health warning that the Island Boards of Health can issue in the event of a cyanobacteria bloom.
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Cyanobacteria Monitoring Under Way in Island Ponds
Island boards of health, working in conjunction with the Great Pond Foundation, issued the summer’s first cyanobacteria bloom watch notices last week.
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Cyanobacteria Blooms Close Parts of Squibnocket Pond
Health agents and water quality experts have identified cyanobacteria blooms across Martha’s Vineyard, closing parts of Squibnocket Pond and issuing warnings about the toxic blue-green algae.
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Two Foundations Launch Intensive Study of Chilmark Pond
Maia Coleman
Dredging and intensive study are part of a new project for Chilmark Pond, as two foundations have joined forces to develop a science-driven restoration plan for the pond.
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Scientists Grapple With Levels of Cyanobacteria in Coastal Ponds
Noah Asimow
When Dr. Jim Haney, a professor of biological science at the University of New Hampshire, first saw the results of cyanobacteria sampling from six of the Island's coastal ponds, he thought there had been a mistake.
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Dangerous Toxins Found in Island Ponds, Alarming Scientists
Noah Asimow
Preliminary sampling and analysis from researchers with the University of New Hampshire have revealed high levels of dangerous toxins from cyanobacteriain many of the Island’s ponds.
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Health Officials Monitor Toxic Blue-Green Algae in Chilmark Pond
Noah Asimow
A person who went crabbing in Chilmark Pond was sickened by what appears to be a neurotoxin from blue/green algae blooms in the water, according to Chilmark health officials.
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