reggie1's picture

Algal bloom?

Observed: 1st May 2013 By: reggie1
Algal bloom 1
Algal bloom 2

A large mass of dense material in a slow flowing stream, orange colouration throughout the mass of the structure


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


markwilson's picture

algal bloom

This might be an iron precipitate where a spring with dissolved iron comes into contact with relatively oxygen rich water.

Might be similar to a chalybeate spring (try googling

Bog iron ore was used by Vikings as a source of iron

reggie1's picture

Thank you. Having looked up

Thank you. Having looked up what you suggested I totally agree, how interesting =)