The Indian River Lagoon is in the midst of another huge algae bloom that may be a carryover from last year.
It is shading out the seagrass that fish need for nurseries and food, and has already wiped out the huge drift algae tumbleweeds that previously acted like a huge nutrient sponge. This is BAD.
The temperature and rainfall conditions have made the lagoon conducive to different species of micro-algae that is turning areas of Mosquito Lagoon into "chocolate milk" by some reports.
I'm hoping they identify the unwelcome guest as a marine species, that can't handle the freshwater inflows we are going to receive in August.