Newton Creek Algal Bloom’s Healthy Secret

Algal bloom. Photo by Willis Elkins, Newtown Creek Alliance.

HarborLAB’s founder and executive director, Erik Baard, also happens to be a journalist. This week he wrote about a surprising microbial discovery on the Newtown Creek for Gothamist. Here’s the story: http://gothamist.com/2015/04/16/newtown_creek_shows_signs_of_poop-g.php

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Mistaken for an algal bloom: DEP sewer trace dye. Photo by Erik Baard of HarborLAB.

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Eutreptiella under magnification. Photo by Sarah Durand, PhD, LaGuardia Community College.

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Eutreptiella under magnification. Photo by Sarah Durand, PhD, LaGuardia Community College.

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