Environmental Regulators Fear Invasive Alga Along Delaware River
“We knew Didymo occurred in the river,” Dr. Silldorff said in a press release, “but the spatial extent and intensity of this bloom is alarming given its potentially detrimental effect on ecosystems and the ease in which it can be spread to nearby tributaries.”
The DRBC says didymo is not a threat to public health. But its unchecked growth can crowd out other plant life in the riverbed. The commission is urging anglers and hikers to be aware, and clean boots and fishing equipment to prevent its’ spread.