Water-Related News

Conditions are ripe for blue-green algae to reemerge

Little specks of algae have been showing up at the Davis Boat Ramp in Fort Myers Shores. While at a distance, the water looks clear, when a person comes closer the specks of green algae come into view.

As Southwest Florida moves towards the summer months, people are worried that we will see a lot more than specks, in places beyond Davis Boat Ramp.

“The last couple years after that really bad episode with the blue-green algae, everything’s been different,” said Dan Anderson, who lives in Fort Myers Shores.

The canal off of the Davis Boat Ramp is practically in Anderson’s front yard. He has seen it at its best when fishing is great. But, Anderson has also seen it at its worst, when it was smothered with blue-green algae.