Cyanobacteria highlight water-quality threats

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Researchers are on the lookout for cyanobacteria as part of a new environmental monitoring strategy that combines satellite and aerial imaging with in situ sampling. The three-stage approach targets the phycocyanin pigment responsible for the bacteria’s green bloom and allows scientists to quickly pinpoint local factors impacting water quality. Initial results highlight areas of concern in the Campania region of southwestern Italy.

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