Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Green Monster Returns

The following photos were all taken by Dr. Gerry Pinto, a research scientist with JU's Marine Science Research Institute. Thanks Gerry for allowing us to post these unbelievable aerial photos.

North of the mouth of Cunningham Creek in the St. Johns:

San Marco:

South of the Buckman Bridge:

The Bolles School dock:

Remember that these algae blooms are a symptom of a sick river. Our St. Johns is polluted with too many nutrients (Nitrogen and Phosphorus) from wastewater, fertilizers, and stormwater runoff. The algae blooms can be harmful to aquatic vegetation and wildlife and sometimes even to human health.

More to come on this developing story.