Originally published by FOX4 News on August 26, 2020

Community water activists in Cape Coral are concerned about the growing number of algae blooms in the area. Blue-green algae has been found in Makai Canal, Boris Canal, and Highlander Canal.

The Lee County Department of Health sent out a warning stating the algae could potentially be toxic.

John Cassani of Calusa Waterkeepers says the amount of algae blooms popping up in the cape canals are concerning.

“There’s a trend in both increasing frequencies (of blooms), how long they occur, and how severe (the blooms) are. We are seeing this all over Florida,” says Cassani. “There are now two types of bacteria that are blooming in Cape Coral and they produce different types of toxins.”

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