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Sask.'s algae-covered lakes need help, prof says

University of Regina biologist Peter Leavitt helped author a new study that raises concerns about toxins in Canada's lakes caused by blue-green algae.
A scientific journal has put a spotlight on toxin levels in Canadian lakes. Alberta is particularly bad for cyanobacterial toxin, but Saskatchewan lakes also have problems, the study shows. (Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences)

University of Regina biologist Peter Leavitt helped author a new study that raises concerns about toxins in Canada's lakes caused by blue-green algae.

He spoke with Morning Edition host Stefani Langenegger about the situation in Saskatchewan.

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