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Searching for Starry Stonewort: County continues to monitor invasive algae found in five lakes

Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI—Bruce Anspach stood on the public-access dock of Big Turtle Lake on a recent Thursday afternoon and threw the head of a rake into the water. He dragged it back…

Starry Stonewort begins growing around mid June and can reach up to 6 inches to a foot below a lake’s water surface by late summer. (Annalise Braught | Bemidji Pioneer)
Starry Stonewort on the bottom of Big Turtle Lake in August 2016. Photo submitted by Bruce Anspach.
Big Turtle Lake is one of five lakes in Beltrami County that currently is known to have Starry Stonewort invading its waters. (Annalise Braught | Bemidji Pioneer)
Starry Stonewort that Bruce Anspach pulled out of Moose Lake in August 2016. Photo submitted by Bruce Anspach.

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