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26/6/2015 - The Good, the Bad, and the Algae
Algae are complicated. The little plants can be both good and bad. Single-celled algae called phytoplankton are a main source of food for fish and other aquatic life, and account for half of the photosynthetic activity on Earth—that’s good. But certain varieties such as some cyanobacteria produce toxins that can harm humans, fish, and other animals.