Originally published by NBC-2 News on June 16, 2022

Blue-green algae has been found in at least 5 different canals in southeast Cape Coral.

The Calusa Waterkeeper, John Cassani, said stormwater runoff and warmer waters are likely to blame. He advises nearby residents to do their best to stay inside and change their A/C filters.

The Calusa Waterkeeper will soon deploy its Aerosol Detector for (Harmful) Algae Monitoring device, better known as ADAM.

“We deployed it last year biweekly for about 6 months and we’re going to start up again here soon. We’ll be making that information public in terms of what toxins and what concentrations in the air,” he said.

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