Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mysterious Indian River Algae Bloom May Be Decreasing

TITUSVILLE, Florida -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) reported this week that:

"In the northern Indian River Lagoon, there is a bloom of the dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense.  

In addition, a bloom of an unidentified pelagophyte, present since mid-July in the northern Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon, continues, but appears to be decreasing in concentrations in some areas.  Both bloom organisms have discolored the water brown to red, and fish kills associated with these blooms have been reported."