This year, 2022 the algal mat cover was early in the season perhaps due to a warmer winter. Climate change and global warming is really making a difference! The heatwave type of temperate in England (34oC) and France (40oC) this June speaks for itself!
But the monthly and seasonal sampling must go on, so we are safely out on site using our steel frame quadrat, continuing the process where seasonal algal mat samples are collected and recorded for further analysis. Both broadleaf-like and threadlike (filamentous) green algal mat is commonly observed during these seasons of active growing. It is all about gathering accurate information and evidence!