Thursday, June 30, 2016

This video shows how gross Florida's toxic algae bloom problem really is

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 12:39 PM

If you're wondering how disgusting Florida's most recent toxic algae outbreak really is, just watch this video for 30 seconds. 

Shot by Jensen Beach resident Rebecca Fatzinger, the video shows just how gross the thick, chunky barf-inducing algae completely suffocating a local marina is. 

From Fatziner: 
"Center marina in Rio this evening…the river now looks like a festering infected creepy mess…can you imagine anything alive in that?…….nighty thankful for your cozy bed tonight..our river creatures sure don't have it as good as us…..." 
Florida Governor Rick Scott, who blames Obama for this, issued a state of emergency for Martin and St. Lucie counties on Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is expected to visit to the area on Thursday, and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will visit the toxic algae bloom this Friday.

Many believe the source of the outbreak is because of the water released from Lake Okeechobee. According the the TCPalm, officials discovered a 33-square-mile algae bloom last month in the lake, with 20 times the amount of toxins considered hazardous by the World Health Organization.

Here's what that looks like … 

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