Blue-Green Algae Spotted in North Fort Myers
A resident in North Fort Myers posted pictures of blue-green algae in their backyard on the Caloosahatchee River on Tuesday. Calusa Waterkeeper found algae appearing on the river all the way from Labelle to North Fort Myers.
Cassani says this could be an early start to a long season of harmful algal blooms.
“It’s a little bit early, and water temperatures are still getting warmer,” said John Cassani with Calusa Waterkeeper.
One factor for the early arrival of the blooms is rainfall. Although the rainy season officially started May 15, there were several intense thunderstorms in the last few weeks.