Sudburians have developed a technology to detect Blue-Green Algae Blooms from the Sky
Green algae is harmless, but blue-green algae is toxic and it's impossible to tell the difference with the naked eye. It can take days to collect and test water that may be contaminated. It's a subject being researched by Greg Ross, who's the Vice President of Academic and Research Impact at Health Sciences North. He and a team of researchers from Laurentian university have found a new way to detect the blooms, it involves an airplane and some highly advanced sensors. CBC Sudbury's Matthew Pierce caught up with Ross to talk about the technology he's using and the whole idea behind it.