Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Rock Snot on the Rise
Didymosphenia geminata, sounds like something that one might catch from visiting the restrooms at seedy dive bars. Actually, it is more commonly known as "rock snot"and is a form of algae that is spreading across the country at an alarming rate. The thick brown mats formed by the aggressive algae have been found in several western states as well as Arkansas and Tennessee where it has had a foothold for some time. The problem with this critter is that it grows in clean water and chokes out the flies that our beloved trout feed on.