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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.”




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  • People who frequently boat or kayak in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River would be very interested in hearing about some solutions to the algae blooms which have been particularly bad the last two years. Last month I saw at least 10,000 pin-fish and trout floating from an algae bloom.

  • People who frequently boat or kayak in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River would be very interested in hearing about some solutions to the algae blooms which have been particularly bad the last two years. Last month I saw at least 10,000 pin-fish and trout floating from an algae bloom.

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