Cyanobacteria

Dangerous Toxins Found in Island Ponds, Alarming Scientists

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.

Health Officials Monitor Toxic Blue-Green Algae in Chilmark Pond

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.