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New GLEON Project:  Bluegreen blooms in oligotrophic lakes

Kaitlin Reinl and others, including Rudstam

Bluegreen blooms in surface waters are observed even in oligotrophic lakes like Skaneateles Lake and Lake Superior even though these blooms are typically thought of as a problem for eutrophic lakes.  We are reviewing the evidence for bluegreen blooms in oligotrophic lakes and the mechanism for the formation of these blooms across the world’s lakes.  The intention is a perspectives paper in Limnology and Oceanography Letters.