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Algae

Dave Cheetham (November)



On one of the recent warm, sunny, still days I went for a quick paddle on the lake at lunchtime. As I passed through one of the shallower areas of the lake I noticed a kind of green jelly shimmering in the water. On closer inspection it was everywhere, clinging to the weed.



Obviously some kind of algae, we've been unable to identify it so far, despite help from several national organisations.


Unfortunately I didn't think to take a sample but I did take a few quick snaps and as these photos show it was almost fluorescent in the bright sunlight and quite beautiful. Perhaps the warm autumn conditions have something to do with the abundance of this particular algae in the lake?






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