About Source Water Protection
Foam on the Waters of Severn Sound
Are Mayflies "Bugging" Your Waterfront?
Weird Water Critters - Water Brains
If you have been snorkelling around your shoreline, you may have noticed a strange mass attached to dock structures or fallen tree branches. That mass is actually a colony of moss animals
For more information visit our Foam On The Water page.
Been wading or swimming at the beach?
You may be suffering from swimmer’s itch, a basically harmless but irritating allergic reaction caused by tiny aquatic worms who have mistaken you for a duck.
For more information visit our Swimmer’s Itch page.
Floating Pollen in Severn Sound
Every year, during May and June, the SSEA office receives inquiries about a yellow scum, floating in sheltered areas of Severn Sound and near by lakes.
For more information visit our Floating Pollen page.
All About Algae
While algae are an important part of lake ecosystems, excessive growth can indicate a problem and blue green algae blooms can be a public health risk.
For more information visit our All About Algae page.