ANSWERS TO "FILL IN THE PLANCK #5: Toxic Algae"
Dang. It’s a single-celled cafeteria
Take a look at all of these cyanoBACTERIA.
Looks like they’re having a rally.
(Note that some people call them blue-green ALGAE)
Got ‘em saying “What is meant by this?”
Well, they’re doing so much photoSYNTHESIS
That their cells are having quite the population boom
Like a flower - it’s called an algal BLOOM
It’s not that they’re bad actors
It’s just a combination of environmental FACTORS
With too much warm weather mixed with bomb nutrition
They can outcompete theirCOMPETITION
Add extended droughts, without water flowing through
Now we’re really cooking up an algae STEW.
Are they toxic though?
Let’s see. Am I going swimming? NO.
So not always, but it should still make you quiver
Toxins can cause a rash or poison your LIVER
So as long as these algae stay winning,
Don’t let your dog or yourself go SWIMMING.