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Florida's New Blue-Green Algae Task Force

Florida Gulf Coast University
Dr. Mike Parsons

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced the formation of a Blue-Green Algae Task Force that’s charged with reducing adverse impacts of the toxic algae blooms over the next five years. The task force is comprised of five researchers: Dr. Wendy Graham from the University of Florida, Dr. Evelyn Gaiser from Florida International University, Dr. James Sullivan from Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Valerie Paul from the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, and Florida Gulf Coast University Professor of Marine Science, Dr. Mike Parsons, who joins us to give us sense of what the task force will be doing in the coming years.

We also check in with John Cassani from Calusa Waterkeeper to get the latest on what he's seeing in area waters. You can keep up with Caloosahatchee water conditions by getting the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation's weekly report HERE.