Latest Don Anderson Stories

2009-04-22 10:20:00

Toxic bloom expected to be smaller than last year, but still significant The potential for an outbreak of the phenomenon commonly called "red tide" is expected to be "moderately large" this spring and summer, according to researchers with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and North Carolina State University (NCSU). This advisory is based in part on a regional seafloor survey of quantities of Alexandrium fundyense "” the algae notorious for producing a toxin that...

2008-09-06 03:00:17

By Mekeel, Tim In York, a Gold's Gym franchisee was looking for a way to return to Lancaster. In Lancaster, the Workouts fitness center's owners were looking for a way to upgrade their facility. Each side has found its answer in the other. Workouts owners Don Anderson and Mike Kellam have leased their Harrisburg Pike facility to Gold's Gym franchisee Kurt Krieger. The change was effective Tuesday. Krieger intends to invest $1.7 million in new equipment and renovations for the East...

2008-07-15 06:00:30

By Joe Gorden, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 15--HARRISBURG -- In a lengthy meeting on Monday, the state fish and boat commissioners voted to put off an early trout opener in several southwestern counties, but took a key step toward giving bow fishermen additional targets. The actions came during a meeting of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Fisheries Committee, and will take the form of recommendations for today's formal meeting of the commissioners. All of the...

2008-04-25 08:25:00

Conditions are ripe for another large bloom in New England waters; weather and current patterns will determine outcomeThe end of April usually brings the first signs of harmful algae in New England waters, and this year, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and North Carolina State University (NC State) are preparing for a potentially big bloom.A combination of abundant beds of algal seeds and excess winter precipitation have set the stage for a harmful algal bloom...

2005-07-15 09:34:44

BOSTON -- The red tide that shut down shellfish beds from Maine to Buzzards Bay is fading, but scientists are worried that the toxic tide could return to coastal waters as soon as this fall. The red tide algae drops armored cysts on the ocean floor which act like seeds, bringing the tide back as many as 10 years later. But the cyst can also germinate in just a few months, said Don Anderson, a red tide expert from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod. "One of the things we're...

2005-06-03 07:05:22

BOSTON -- One of New England's worst "red tides" in decades continued its southward expansion this week, rounding Cape Cod and forcing the closure of some of the region's most prolific shellfish beds. The toxic algae bloom began in the waters off Maine last month and spread quickly. It had already shut down shellfish beds as far north as New Hampshire. On Thursday, Massachusetts officials closed the highly productive flats of the Monomoy Natural Wildlife Refuge, off Chatham, to...

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