Changing Seas

Toxic Algae: Complex Sources and Solutions

Season 9 Episode 2 | 27m 13s

Water releases from Lake Okeechobee periodically create putrid mats of blue green algae. Scientists think water pollution is to blame, and if something isn’t done about it there could be irreparable damage to the environment, the local economy and people’s health.

Aired: 06/21/17

Rating: NR

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Major funding for this program was provided by the Batchelor Foundation, encouraging people to preserve and protect America’s underwater resources. Additional funding was provided by Diver’s Direct/Emocean Sports, inspiring the pursuit of adventures and watersports; the Do Unto Others Trust, The William J. and Isobel G. Clarke Foundation, Lady Suzanna P. Tweed and Carleton Tweed Charitable Foundation, and by Skip and Diane Day.