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Algae bloom to blame in Md.’s largest fish kill this year

Officials say a lethal type of algae toxin is to blame for the largest fish kill in Maryland this year. Maryland Department of the Environment investigators said Tuesday that up to 200,000 fish were found killed in the Upper Middle ...

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Week in review: 3/4/11

Taking stand against algae Maryland will become the first state March 21 to ban felt-soled fishing boots that spread an invasive algae from stream to stream. The ban has consumers scrambling to replace gear and retailers left with boots they can’t ...

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Fish aren’t biting? Check for rock snot

Q: What do you get when a rock crosses with didymo? A: Rock snot. As I learned from covering the algae story in Monday’s paper, scientists came up with this clever nickname for the dribbles of goo that cover river rocks ...

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Ban on felt-soled waders in Md. streams has retailers scrambling

Maryland will become the first state to ban the felt-soled fishing boots that an invasive algae uses to travel from stream to stream. But the ban will have consumers scrambling to replace gear and retailers left with boots they can ...

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