Thousands dead in Jacksonville fish kill — “Blood cells burst when tainted water is sucked into their gills”

‘Golden algae’ is cause of Hanna Park fish deaths, Florida Times-Union, March 23, 2011 … Read more >>

Mahogany Tide: Toxic plankton invades Mobile Bay — Known to cause death and illness in humans after consuming poisoned shellfish (PHOTOS)

Mobile Bay, Mobile, Alabama, Kathy Looney, March 3, 2011:

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Researcher: Recent harmful algae blooms in Gulf are “rare” during February — Could be a sign of “far larger and nastier bloom this summer”

… “Algae that appeared to feed on the bacteria that had gobbled up the oil” … Read more >>

Strangeness in Florida Panhandle: Ocean glowing blue and “red tide” that’s not blooming — “Never seen anything like it” (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

BIOLUMINESCENCE: Glowing plankton thrill water watchers in Destin (PHOTOS), Destin Log, February 22, 2011:

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“Mats of algae” collecting on beaches throughout Gulf with “aroma of hydrocarbons and a coppery oily smear to the touch” (PHOTOS)

Gulf War Wages On, BP Slick via Gulf Oil Spill Project, December 21, 2010:

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NYT: “Water looked like chocolate syrup in some parts and Coca-Cola in others” and “Smelled like an auto-body shop” says eyewitness — Ed Overton explains “It is not oil”

Spill Cleanup Proceeds Amid Mistrust and Fear, New York Times, November 2, 2010:

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Sickened by Algae? “All of us had sinus problems for hours after” — “It smelled like the oil you drain from your car”

LSU specialist concludes it’s algae, not oil, in Gulf, Times-Picayune, October 25, 2010:

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“Remarkable” says expert: “Knee-deep in the slime” on Destin, Florida beach — “Hard to say” if from BP’s oil (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Local says BP is ‘killing everything;’ biologist, boat captain beg to differ (PHOTOS, VIDEO … Read more >>

Near Jax: Eyewitnesses ask is “mystery” blob ALGAE or OIL? Miles-long dark, gooey substance NOT ALGAE tests show — Official: “Could have been transported” by currents

No answers yet for offshore mass, St. Augustine Record, September 16, 2010:


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ALARM: “Size and MILKY-RED color” of algae bloom stuns aerial surveyors; State official worried

The Times Picayune reports, “Although small algae blooms have been reported by fishers for … Read more >>