Algae found floating in Cape Coral canals

Sep 13, 2021 | Harmful Algal Blooms

Originally published by WINK News on September 12, 2021

John Cassani is the Calusa Waterkeeper and says there were multiple factors leading to the green algae. These include rain, water movement and warm water temperature. But the dominant force is runoff.

“It’s a sign of nutrient enrichment. To see it proliferate to that degree means too much fertilizers in the water,” Cassani said.

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