Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My Favorite Photos: Algae in Nature

 While most people think algae isn't cool, seeing so much of it during our visit to Hatcher Gardens was cool to me. In person, it looked almost like part of a golf course. Knowing better, it was obvious that it was a pond full of algae.
We spotted a turtle on a log while we were there. He was just chilling there, enjoying the sun I suppose. I couldn't figure out to feel bad for him or not. While algae is not something we want in our ponds/pools, I don't know if turtles like it (or need it) or not. 

18 comments:

  1. Well, clearly it doesn't give them "swimmer's itch."

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  2. Omg...that's a LOT of algae.

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  3. You can have good cheer looking at him, Adam. Turtles eat algae! Hope you have a great night-

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  4. I think algae sucks air out of the water and since turtles and frogs absorb water through their skin, I imagine too much algae could be a problem.

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  5. I have seen this many times, but really did not care for it. Felt like it was not good for the water.

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  6. Myself i don't like the look of it. Must be useful for something otherwise God wouldn't have made it.

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  7. Myself i don't like the look of it. Must be useful for something otherwise God wouldn't have made it.

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  8. Myself i don't like the look of it. Must be useful for something otherwise God wouldn't have made it.

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  9. I think in many cases algae is a problem. I do think it looks cool, too, especially in photos.

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  10. I suppose it's ok for frogs and turtles.

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  11. wow...now that is a lot of algae....

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  12. Algae doesn't worry frogs, turtles or bigger water creatures such as crocodiles or
    alligators. Gives protection for the lesser lights - frogs and turtles from prey
    and a great hiding place for crocs and 'gators.
    Not good for livestock and for humans to swim in.
    Colin (Brisbane.Australia)

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  13. I like algae too, Adam, it is so serene and green.

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  14. when they cover the surface so much it's usually dangerous to the life under the water. They once even had to dry up the whole nearby lake here in order to shovel out the algae because the fish were dying in tons

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