Red Algae Blooming in Florida Panhandle

August 10, 2014 3:28 PM

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Red Algae Blooming in Florida Panhandle

Toledo, Ohio just finished battling its own algae bloom a week ago, but a new report says that the northern city and state are not alone in their battle – the Florida Panhandle and the Gulf of Mexico can be added to the list. Both cities are facing what some could call “Christmas color algae” – Toledo battling green algae and microcystin, while Florida battles red algae.

Florida is seeing its greatest influx of red algae that the state has seen in a decade, and researchers believe that the trajectory of the red algae influx puts a massive rush into the state’s water supply within the next two weeks. A smaller influx of red algae last year caused the deaths of the al...

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