Posts tagged as Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria detected at Pärnu beach, swimming not advised

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Pärnu City Government is recommending that beach-goers do not swim on the city’s beaches after cyanobacteria algae was found in a water sample taken on Monday. Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, is a bacteria that flourishes in warm nutrient-rich water during periods of warm and quiet weather. The effects from the toxic substances produced by the cyanobacteria can vary, ranging from skin rashes and irritated ears and eyes, particularly…