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New tool for the early detection of blue-green algae

(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) Algae and/or cyanobacteria blooms are increasingly invading Quebec's waters, with some 500 bodies of water affected in the past ten years. Methods for tracking these microorganisms are costly and labour-intensive, but satellite imaging has shown real promise as a way to monitor their development. However, detecting blooms in fresh water the moment they appear is a challenge.
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