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Hancock Pond Algae and Fluorometer

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Hancock Pond monthly fluorescence, oxygen, and temperature profiles. Chlorophyll concentration (green line), dissolved oxygen concentration (blue line), and temperature data (red line) were collected at every meter from the surface to the bottom from May through September.

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Algae Observed on Hancock Pond

Gloeotrichia echinulata (a type of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) commonly found in low-nutrient waters) can be seen with the naked eye. Gloeo density is reported as a value ranging from 0 – 6, based on the number of Gloeo colonies seen through a Secchi scope. Higher values indicate more Gloeo colonies. On the density chart below, Hancock Pond remained at a density of 0 all summer.

Common Algae Observed in LEA Service Area

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