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    Default Blue-green Algae and Red Tide Algae Plague Southwest Florida Waters

    JULIE GLENN
    July 3,2018

    While red tide rages along Southwest Florida’s Gulf coast, blue-green algae is making its way westward along the Caloosahatchee River toward the Gulf. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County recently issued a health advisory for the Alva Boat Ramp, Davis Boat Ramp, and the Franklin Lock and Dam.
    In what has become an annual event, the coasts of Florida are bracing for the inevitable influx of cyanobacteria, which is also known as Blue-green algae. In 2016 when the state’s east coast was coated in guacamole-like algae from the St. Lucie River, it made national headlines. John Cassani with the non-profit Calusa Waterkeeper said he’s never seen toxicity levels like what he’s finding this summer.

    Read on at: http://wlrn.org/post/blue-green-alga...florida-waters
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    Default Re: Blue-green Algae and Red Tide Algae Plague Southwest Florida Waters

    This toxic algae problem is due in great part to adverse, nonorganic, chemical farming practices: https://earthjustice.org/slideshow/t...aks-in-florida

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    Default Re: Blue-green Algae and Red Tide Algae Plague Southwest Florida Waters

    In which case, it could be controlled, right?
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    Default Re: Blue-green Algae and Red Tide Algae Plague Southwest Florida Waters

    Everything I read about nitrogen fertilizer, glyphosate, etc. is out of control in various waterways.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...helms-streams/
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    I rest my case. These are human activities and they are subject to regulation or other forms of control. Humans are the only species (to my knowledge) that dirties its own nest.
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