If you spot this type of stringy algae along New York’s Great Lakes beaches and shorelines, including Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the Niagara River or the St. Lawrence River, DEC wants to know.
DEC is asking the public to share their observations using an online survey.
The information collected will assist with efforts in the U.S. and Canada under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement that aim to provide a better understanding of where, when, and the extent to which Cladophora is accumulating along the Great Lakes shorelines.
Additional information about Cladophora can be found on DEC’s Cladophora webpage. For questions and to find out more about sharing your observations, contact GLCladophora@dec.ny.gov.
Photo of Cladophora courtesy DEC.