Water-Related News

Lee County Natural Resources monitors blue-green algae bloom growth

The blue-green algae bloom that appears to be growing is getting interest from the state level.

Lee County Natural Resources staff said they are continuing to monitor the canal in North Fort Myers where algae is present.

Trinity Allen, a Master’s student at FGCU said, “Oh gosh. Okay yeah, that’s pretty thick. Oh yeah, I can smell it.

Allen knows her algae, she was out at Lakeview Boulevard to collect samples of this growing mess in the Little Lake Michigan Canal.

“This is what we were expecting earlier in the season but it just came late and all at one time,” Allen said.

Barry Rosen, a Water School Professor at FGCU looked at the algae under a microscope.