The yep-it's-really-a-real-thing invasive algae called rock snot has been found in the Schoharie Creek in Greene County. Rock snot is called rock snot because... well... it looks like snot. Its scientific name is Didymosphenia geminata -- or didymo (which kind of makes it sound cute, don't be fooled). The algae can form thick, gloppy mats on the bottom of streams, threatening habitat -- and there's no known way of eradicating it. Rock snot has already turned up in the Batten Kill (Washington County) and Kayderosserras Creek (Saratoga). [Watershed Post] [PA DEP] [NYS DEC]
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