WINK: ‘Time is of the essence’: green algae taking its toll on marine wildlife

WINK News: Written by Erica Brown. July 2, 2018.

A family of ducks was spotted swimming in the green, algae covered waters near downtown Fort Myers recently. It even turned some of their feathers green.

“It’s got to be bad for them. Eventually it will affect all nature,” said Fort Myers resident Wayne Roddenberry.

Roddenberry is a fisherman and says he’s already seen dozens of fish fall victim to the potentially toxic slime coating waterways in SWFL.

“There’s a lot of dead fish..more than I’ve ever seen,” he said.

And now, the algae isn’t just affecting humans, it’s also having a significant impact on other marine wildlife that call those waters home.

“It’s really sad. We’re animal lovers so it’s sad, it’s sad,” Roddenberry said.

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