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CyanoTRACKER

Main Project Information
Goal Monitor algal blooms and report it.
Task Report lake names, city and county with/without image.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet
Description

**NEWS- We have android and iOS app for "CyanoTracker". Please install it for easy posting the reports".
We are looking for citizen scientists to report Algal Blooms in their neighborhood pond/lake.
CyanoTRACKER will address a significant environmental issue important to inland waters, namely, Harmful Algal Blooms or popularly referred by other names "Toxic Algae", "Algal Bloom ", "Red Tide", "Cyanobacteria" and "Blue Green Algae".
Studies have shown that the cyanobacteria produce neurotoxins which has resulted in large amount of fish kills, pets and cattle death and gastro-intenstinal problems in human beings. Further studies are linking the cyanotoxins to dementia, alzheimer's and ALS.
These cyanobacteria look like green scum and can form on any open water which are rich in nitrogen, phosphorus via pollution with appropriate warm temperature.

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/CyanoTracker or Facebook - http://on.fb.me/2508NDJ or
visit http://cyanotracker.uga.edu/services.htm for more details.

How to Join

If you visit a lake/pond infested with algal bloom, simply report to us the lake name,landmark, city, country via
Twitter - https://twitter.com/CyanoTracker or
Facebook - http://on.fb.me/2508NDJ or
Email (cyanotracker@gmail.com) or
Submit directly to us at (http://cyanotracker.uga.edu/services.htm#Database)

Website http://cyanotracker.uga.edu/
Social Media
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing
Tags algal bloom, algal blooms, blue green algae, lake, ocean, pond, report, river, water
Project Updated 04/21/2017