TC PALM: Lake Okeechobee blue-green algae bloom at Port Mayaca growing; is it getting more toxic?

Blooms in Lake O are likely to keep growing this summer, thanks to warmer temperatures; long, sunny days; and wet season afternoon thunderstorms washing nutrients from agricultural runoff into the lake.

"Those are the three things algae needs to grow," said Dennis Hanisak, a researcher at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Fort Pierce.

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