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Local news focuses on HABs in Cape Cod’s fresh and marine waters

A story in the Cape Cod Times on Feb. 2, 2022 covered harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Cape Cod waters. “What you are seeing on the Cape is decades of problems with septic systems,” said Anderson. Groundwater travels slowly and even if the entire Cape was sewered today and no more nitrogen or phosphorus entered groundwater, there is a big reservoir of nutrients that will reach ponds and marine embayments for decades to come and a lot more already stored in bottom sediments. Meanwhile the temperature is going up and these species are doing very well,” The full story is available here.