Harmful Algae Found in 2nd East Hampton Pond



East Hampton Star: A month after the East Hampton Town Trustees closed Georgica Pond in East Hampton to crabbing due to a dense bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, the harmful algal bloom has appeared in Hook Pond, also in East Hampton.

Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University, who has led a water-quality monitoring program in conjunction with the trustees for the past three years, informed Diane McNally, the trustees’ clerk, of the new bloom in an email on Friday. The discovery is the first in Hook Pond since Dr. Gobler began the monitoring program.


Read more about the harmful blue-green algae found in East Hampton, NY.