Researchers to Study Toxic Algae Blooms in N.H. Lakes

It’s now common for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to issue advisories each summer, warning swimmers of bacterial blooms along Northeastern beaches.

Cyanobacteria, which is also known as blue-green algae, has become prevalent throughout the Northeast. Now researchers from Dartmouth, University of New Hampshire, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies are collaborating with the Lake Sunapee Protective Association to find out why.

David Lutz, a research associate at Dartmouth, is leading the team. He spoke with Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley by phone.

Listen to the NHPR Morning Edition conversation here.