Boats docked at Central Marine in Stuart, Florida, are surrounded by blue green algae in this 2016 photo. The massive algae outbreak that caked parts of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-thick sludge was the latest in an annual phenomenon.
Boats docked at Central Marine in Stuart, Florida, are surrounded by blue green algae in this 2016 photo. The massive algae outbreak that caked parts of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-thick sludge was the latest in an annual phenomenon. Greg Lovett AP file photo
Boats docked at Central Marine in Stuart, Florida, are surrounded by blue green algae in this 2016 photo. The massive algae outbreak that caked parts of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-thick sludge was the latest in an annual phenomenon. Greg Lovett AP file photo

Toxic algae flourishes locally, nationwide despite vast sums spent to prevent it

November 18, 2017 06:11 PM