Toxic Algae Bloom Blankets Florida Beaches, Prompts State of Emergency



ETH – July 3, 2016

Florida has been hit with Terrorism, Aligator attacks, Shark attacks and now according to a report from CNN, A Toxic Algae Bloom is prompting a “State of Emergency” after covering large portions of Florida beaches. Jordan Schwartz, owner of the Ohana Surf Shop, said he wanted to cry when he saw the green slime — a toxic algae bloom — covering his swath of Stuart Beach on Florida’s east coast.

“Animals are in distress, some are dying, the smell is horrible,” he told CNN on Friday. “You have to wear a mask in the marina and the river. It’s heartbreaking and there is no end in sight.” The economic impact is devastating, he said.