algae Section

PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos – taken on Monday, July 17 – that show green algae blooms on the surface of Puget Sound off the shores of Burien. “Tides and wind bring it in and out past... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Large Algae Blooms spotted off shores of Burien Tuesday afternoon

PHOTOS: Large Algae Blooms spotted off shores of Burien Tuesday afternoon

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated on Aug. 5, 2015: Resident Elston Hill photographed some impressively large algae blooms floating off the shores of Burien Tuesday (Aug. 4). “Much bigger... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Probable ‘Noctiluca’ algal bloom seen at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Probable ‘Noctiluca’ algal bloom seen at Seahurst Park Beach

BTB Reader Elizabeth Ruth Dutton Butcher sent us these photos, which she took at Burien’s Seahurst Park beach on Thursday, May 28, showing what is most likely an active algal bloom caused by Noctiluca,... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: ‘Notiluca Bloom’ Spotted Off Des Moines Marina

WATERLAND BLOG: ‘Notiluca Bloom’ Spotted Off Des Moines Marina

Our sister site The Waterland Blog has posted some photos of what appears to be an active algal bloom off the Des Moines Marina, apparently caused by Noctiluca, a non-toxic form of zooplankton, which feed... [Read more]

PHOTOS: No, That Wasn’t A Spill Off Three Tree Point Today, It Was Algae

PHOTOS: No, That Wasn’t A Spill Off Three Tree Point Today, It Was Algae

BTB Reader Denise Vandenbroek sent us a note through our Facebook Page this afternoon asking us if we “knew anything about a spill off Three Tree Point’s north side.” Curious, we asked... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Toxic Algae Levels Decreasing In Lake Burien

FOLLOWUP: Toxic Algae Levels Decreasing In Lake Burien

We’ve been following the story about levels of toxic blue-green algae found in Lake Burien for a few months now (read our previous coverage here), and here’s the latest courtesy Dennis Clark,... [Read more]

Toxic Creature Is Still In Lake Burien, Only Now It’s Nearly 45% Stronger

Toxic Creature Is Still In Lake Burien, Only Now It’s Nearly 45% Stronger

Looks like the Creature from the B-Town Lagoon continues to hang (or should we say swim) around – Miller/Walker Creek Steward Dennis Clark reports that the most recent tests of Lake Burien shows a 45%... [Read more]

Beware The Creature: Toxic Algae Still At High Levels In Lake Burien

Beware The Creature: Toxic Algae Still At High Levels In Lake Burien

Looks like the Creature from the B-Town Lagoon is still hanging (or should we say swimming) around – Miller/Walker Creek Steward Dennis Clark reports that this week’s tests of Lake Burien shows... [Read more]

Lake Burien Toxic Algae Levels Continue To Decrease

Lake Burien Toxic Algae Levels Continue To Decrease

Dennis Clark, Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward, sent us an update about levels of the toxic blue-green algae recently found in Lake Burien: On Tuesday, September 14, a water sample was taken from Lake... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Decrease In Toxic Algae In Lake Burien Reported

FOLLOWUP: Decrease In Toxic Algae In Lake Burien Reported

On Thursday (Sept. 9th), we received word from Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward Dennis Clark that the latest water sample taken from Lake Burien for the toxic algae showed an actual 36% decrease (read... [Read more]

UPDATE: Increase Found In Lake Burien’s Toxic Algae; Warning Issued

UPDATE: Increase Found In Lake Burien’s Toxic Algae; Warning Issued

On Wednesday (Sept. 1st), we received an update from Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward Dennis Clark that new tests show an increase in the toxic algae found last week in Lake Burien (read our previous... [Read more]

Toxic Algae Found In Lake Burien By King County Water Resource Staff

Toxic Algae Found In Lake Burien By King County Water Resource Staff

A toxic blue-green algae bloom was recently discovered in Lake Burien, but may not be visible in this panoramic photo (click to see larger image). Photo taken Aug. 12, 2010 by Scott Schaefer. by Scott... [Read more]