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Nearby residents raised the question about the light brown algae bloom happening along the southern shore of Fernan Lake, prompting the Department of Environmental Quality to begin testing on it. A spokesman for the DEQ said Tuesday, July 24, 2007 it is likely a bloom of blue-green algae, but testing is needed to see if it is a cause for alarm or restrictions on swimming or fishing. (Jesse Tinsley)

Algae blooms can affect swimmers, boaters, dogs

LAKES -- Public health officials issue warnings this time of year to be wary about the color of the water we enjoy for recreation. Algae, the microscopic organisms that grow naturally in the ocean and fresh water, are generally harmless. But one kind, called cyanobacteria...

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