Keys Free Press: Large algal bloom hits bay

As the Everglades goes, so goes Florida Bay and Islamorada. A widespread algae bloom struck central Florida Bay in July where a massive seagrass die-off occurred seven years ago, a phenomenon that comes as little surprise to scientists who study the bay. Dr. Steve Davis of the Everglades Foundation said returning Florida Bay to a more natural state by reducing salinity levels with more freshwater from the Everglades is one key to seeing that seagrass meadows flourish instead of algal blooms.