Saturday, August 28, 2010

Toxic Algae

Couple weeks ago we noticed some light blue "cream" in the water. Thought it was a spill of some sort, but turns out it is a toxic algae bloom. The waters of Sodus Bay and many smaller lakes in northern NY are experiencing this. The reports are saying there are toxins released into the water, and fish, pets, and humans are vulnerable. There is a large fish kill at the south end, and a dog has died from swimming in it. This is not good. I have been in this Bay over 17 yrs, and have never seen this. Environmentalists say it was because of the warm spring we had, which promoted the weed growth, that gave us this algae.