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DOH issues advisory for Davis Boat Ramp due to blue-green algae

The Department of Health is issuing a health advisory for the Davis Boat Ramp after finding blue-green algae in its sampling.

It’s a sight people at the boat ramp say they didn’t want to see — blue-green algae in the water.

You couldn’t really see it as much this afternoon, but Friday morning they said it was bad.

An FGCU Water School professor says the algae tends to sink down to the bottom in the afternoon and comes back up to soak up the sunshine in the morning.

“It’s here. It’s definitely here and it wasn’t here a week ago,” said Chris Berti of Fort Myers.

The algae is a concern for boaters like him. He says he’s noticed the blue-green algae just about every day this week.

So far, he says it’s minimal but it has progressively grown, stirring up memories from a few years ago.