Great Report by the Weather Channel on the Toxic Algae Bloom

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – JASON BLOOM

This article is on the Toxic Algae Bloom created from the phosphorus in the water leading to a toxic algae bloom along the coast lines.  Anyone not living in a cave is most likely somewhat aware of the issue affecting Palm Beach and other Coastal counties.  It is a good read on environmental impacts, politics, business, and how it can impact the Palm Beaches and the rest of Florida.

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December 7, 2016

By Marcus Stern, with Kait Parker and Spencer Wilking

jason-bloom-toxic-algae-bloom-plumeline-coffee-900x0-c-defaultCLEWISTON, Fla. – For months during 2016, plumes of toxic algae turned South Florida’s emerald waters the color of coffee and smothered its inlets under a fetid blanket of guacamole-green goop that killed off fish, suffocated oyster beds and triggered a ferocious outcry from coastal residents.

From NBC’s “Today Show” to The Daily Telegraph of London, news outlets chronicled the closing of beaches, the declaration of a state of emergency and the desperate, heart-breaking efforts of people using garden hoses to save manatees, affectionately known as sea cows, caked in toxic slime and struggling to breathe……

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