Our aim is to provide a visual resource for identification of common cyanobacteria found in lakes, rivers and reservoirs of New Jersey.
To explore our visual guide to the types of cyanobacteria found in New Jersey, click the “Visual Guide to Cyanobacteria in New Jersey” button below. This will take you to the first step in our flowchart-style identification tool: at each step you’ll choose the option that best describes the cyanobacteria you want to identify. After you progress through all the steps, you’ll arrive at a list of only those cyanobacterial genera that fit your description, thus making identification easier for you! Explore a glossary of selected relevant terms.