Blue-Green Algae

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Algae blooms found in Matlacha Pass

Slimy and milky water is appearing in Matlacha Pass. "The smell is awful," said Jeff Boone. Friends Boone and Sue McAfee were out on Matlacha on...
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Fertilizer ingredients contribute to SWFL’s algae crisis

Do you know exactly what you put on your lawn? When fertilizer containing phosphorus and nitrogen ends up in our water, it can feed...
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Worries about algae treatment after dead fish and crabs found near Franklin Lock

Some viewers have reported seeing dead fish and crabs in and around the water at Franklin Lock. WINK News sent a crew to Franklin...
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Cape Coral looking into “bubble curtains” to stop blue-green algae

The City of Cape Coral is working to get ahead of the water crisis. The city is looking into adding "bubble curtains" to stop...
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DeSantis stops by Franklin Lock in Lee County to see blue-green algae treatment

Gov. Ron DeSantis stopped by Franklin Lock on Thursday to see firsthand the blue-green algae and how it's being treated. It has been a problem...

DOH Health Alert: Blue-green algae toxins found in Orange River-Manatee Park

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has issued a health alert for the presence of blue-green algae toxins in Orange River-Manatee Park. The...
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Groups push for reduction of harmful discharges from Lake O

Environmental groups and political leaders are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to maximize flows south from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades and Florida...
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CDC releases data on blue-green algae impacts to humans and animals

Blue-green algae are toxic to humans and animals. The CDC has released the first round of nationally sourced data collected through its national reporting system...
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Don’t put away that mask – it could help with blue-green algae effects

You may be fully vaccinated, but don't throw away those masks quite yet. Researchers say you should save them for algal bloom season. The COVID-19...
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Blue-green algae being killed at Franklin Lock

Crews are removing blue-green algae from around the Franklin Lock in Lee County by using new technology. The goal is to destroy blooms before they...

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