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2006 - Red Lake
by Adam Bull
These photographs were taken on 3rd August 2006 and show blood-red patches on Gledhow Lake. The patches don't appear very often, and last only a day or two. They can cover large areas of the lake, and seem to happen during periods of warm weather.
Copies of these photos were sent to a Technical Specialist in Ecological Appraisal at the Environment Agency, who suggested that the patches were most likely due to planktonic algae... although this can only be confirmed by supplying a sample for analysis.
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