Blue-green algae reported in a Cape Coral canal

Reporter: Jolena Esperto
Published: Updated:

Blue-green algae is back in parts of Southwest Florida. This time, authorities are finding the gunky substance in a Cape Coral canal.

As of Friday morning, it isn’t clear if it’s the toxic type, but nevertheless, health officials in Lee County want people to be careful.

The blue-green algae was found at Alicante Canal North, right off the Caloosahatchee and just East of Del Prado Boulevard.

WINK News arrived at the area around 4 a.m., and it wasn’t particularly smelly. WINK News went around the area with a flashlight but couldn’t see too much blue-green algae on the surface of the water.

That said, blue-green algae has been reported in Cape Coral within the last few months.

It’s important to remember to stay out of contact with the river and keep pets and livestock away, too. Also, do not eat shellfish from water where there is a Blue-green algae outbreak.

Copyright ©2024 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.