Monday, June 25, 2012

The Beach Manager’s Manual Harmful Algal Blooms

Harmful algal blooms, commonly referred to as HABs, are an environmentally complex problem throughout the world. HABs can cause fish kills, foul up nearby coastlines and produce conditions that pose health risks to aquatic life, as well as humans.

In a joint effort, Michigan Sea Grant and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant authored the publication, The Beach Manager’s Manual: Harmful Algal Blooms. This eight-page manual provides useful information to help beach managers and other community members prevent HABs and keep their beaches safe so that these recreational areas can be enjoyed by all.