How can blue-green algae affect animals? Bloom & scum forming blue-green algae can produce toxins. Toxin producing blooms are called Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). These toxins can kill wild animals, farm livestock & domestic pets. Farmers & pet owners should keep their animals away from affected waters.
Not all blue-green algae blooms & scums are toxic, but you can’t tell just by looking at them, so it’s best to assume they are. Although algal scum isn’t always harmful, avoid contact with it & the water close to it.
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