Cyanobacterial blooms in Georgian Bay embayments: status, toxicity and factors controlling their occurrence and severity


Environment and Climate Change Canada

Project Lead

Arthur Zastepa, Research Scientist Science and Technology Branch Watershed Hydrology and Ecology Research Division

Project Dates

2014 - 2015

Project Location

11 embayments including South Bay, North Bay, Twelve Mile Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Deep Bay, Cognashene Lake, and others

Project Parameters

  • Phytoplankton
  • Algal toxins
  • Iron
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • pH
  • Conductivity
  • Fluorescence
  • Photosynthetically active radiation
  • Total phosphorus
  • Total dissolved phosphorus
  • Dissolved inorganic nitrogen
  • Ammonium
  • NO2/NO3,
  • Phycocyanin



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