CBS12: Leading scientific expert on toxic algae says it will happen again

CBS12: Written by Jana Eschbach. March 15th, 2017.

TREASURE COAST (CBS12) — It’s an environmental and economic disaster that will likely happen again, according to research on harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon.

For the Treasure Coast and Space Coast’s waterways already suffering from bouts of red and brown tide and toxic algae blooms, the news isn’t good.

At Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, the new research backed by the Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Health, and NOAA funding, is studying the impact of these harmful algae blooms on the environment and even in humans living on or around it.

It’s initial scientific data that is not good news.

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