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In Florida, a water-pollution warning that glows at night

Karen McLaughlin normally carries a flashlight for her nighttime kayak trips along Florida’s Banana River to spot any alligators resting on the banks. But these days, it’s the river itself that glows in the dark.

“It’s beautiful!” McLaughlin, an eco-tour Continue reading In Florida, a water-pollution warning that glows at night

Like weeds of the sea, ‘brown tide’ algae Aureococcus anophagefferens exploit nutrient-rich coastlines

The sea-grass beds of Long Island’s Great South Bay once teemed with shellfish. Clams, scallops and oysters filtered nutrients from the water and flushed money through the local economy. But three decades after the algae that cause brown tides first Continue reading Like weeds of the sea, ‘brown tide’ algae Aureococcus anophagefferens exploit nutrient-rich coastlines

Why is the water brown in Raritan Bay?

A nontoxic bloom of algae was confirmed in Raritan Bay Monday, and the water may look brown as a result. A state aircraft’s remote sensor detected elevated levels of chlorophyll in Raritan Bay, which is typically associated with algal blooms, according to the Department of Environmental Protection’s njbeaches.org website… Continue reading Why is the water brown in Raritan Bay?