We're mapping problem spots for algae on Georgian Bay shorelines, and we need your help!
The presence of Cladophora algae can be a nuisance to people, animals, and industrial infrastructure.
This survey will help us to gauge interest in citizen scientist volunteers and track hot spots for algae sightings.
What it Looks Like
The algae we're looking for is green, thin and stringy, or fluffy. It grows on hard surfaces in water like rocks and human-made constructions.
When it washes up on shore it forms green balls or mats that turn black, mulchy, and smells foul as it decomposes.