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Matlacha residents want action taken after finding thick algae, dead fish

Decaying algae is coming to the surface in the backyards of some Southwest Florida residents; now it’s leading to small dead fish, and neighbors want action to be taken. Rick Salkeld sees algae in his canal near the Matlacha Park Fishing Pier. “It’s not a happy time,” he said. Salkeld is not happy about having […]

Algae blooms found in Matlacha Pass

Slimy and milky water is appearing in Matlacha Pass. “The smell is awful,” said Jeff Boone. Friends Boone and Sue McAfee were out on Matlacha on Wednesday looking for fishing spots but instead, the two ended up finding foul-smelling water. It’s not just noticeable from the fishing pier. A bird’s eye view of the water […]