17 August 2013: Metaphyton growth on the rise?

metaphyton-01-august2013Many of you heard David Hodsdon talk at the Annual meeting about Metaphyton algae, those green clouds of cotton-candy-like algae that seem to move around the lake. They’re unattached and drift with the winds and current. I spotted some growing on my shoreline a few days ago and the patch has grown considerably since then. The bright green is where the algae has reached the surface. There are numerous smaller patches. Clumps of this stuff can get pretty large but there’s no indication that Metaphyton growth is becoming a problem, but it is an interesting phenomena for sure.