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Metaphyton in Maine Lakes: What Is It? Should We Be Concerned?

Scott Williams: (Former) Executive Director and Limnologist, Lake Stewards of Maine

Recorded in summer 2020

For more than a decade, public anecdotal observation has suggested that metaphyton, aka green cotton candy-like filamentous algae, has been increasing in Maine lakes. But is it – and if it is, should we be concerned? Citizen scientists can play an important role in answering these persistent questions.

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