Summer algal blooms cause fish kills for Indian River Lagoon

By on September 16, 2014

Indian River Lagoon (Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, via Wikimedia Commons)


Algal blooms are taking a toll on fish populations in the Indian River Lagoon this summer, according to Florida Today. Thousands of fish reportedly died there in late August this year.

Around that time, 200 flounder were found dead near the Eau Gallie and Melbourne causeways, while 2,000 were seen belly up along Riverside Drive.

Earlier in August, scientists with the St. Johns River Water Management District reported two other algae blooms. Those living nearby were affected by foul smells and green water.

Image: Indian River Lagoon (Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, via Wikimedia Commons)

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