May 7, 2014
‘Rock Snot’ Blooms Due To Native Algae
[ Read the Article: Rock Snot Blooms In Rivers Worldwide Blamed On Native Algae Species ]
The recent appearance of the freshwater algae known as “rock snot” on river bottoms worldwide is caused by a native species responding to changing environmental conditions rather than by accidental introductions by fishermen or the emergence of a new genetic strain as widely believed, a Dartmouth College-led study suggests.
Credit: Brad Taylor / Dartmouth College