The intensity of these blooms is believed to be related to nutrients in freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee
, a large inland lake in south-central Florida that is managed for flood prevention.
The experts examined how nutrients discharged from Lake Okeechobee
and other sources intensify Florida's red tides and other algae outbreaks.
In 2018, public discussion (particularly on social media) focused a lot on whether the Florida red tide bloom might have been exacerbated by freshwater cyanobacteria flowing from Lake Okeechobee
through the Caloosahatchee River to Charlotte Harbor.
takes a closer look at the algae covering much of Lake Okeechobee
as it splashes on shore June 29,2018 at Port Mayaca.
Nine years ago, Paul Danitz joined a locally owned radio broadcasting company with stations serving much of Palm Beach County and the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee
. He took on the role after two previous roles at companies offering Spanish-language programming to its listeners.
A massive 12-foot long alligator, weighing over 1,000-pound, was captured on Florida's Lake Okeechobee
. An airline pilot and two friends took more than one hour and a half to lure and capture the gator with bait.
The organic molecules preserved in 3.5 billion-year-old bedrock in Gale Crater -- believed to once contain a shallow lake the size of Florida's Lake Okeechobee
-- suggest conditions back then may have been conducive to life.
An analysis of NCUA data by CU Times shows there are 137 Florida-based credit unions with in the areas most at risk as of Saturday morning, most of them south of Lake Okeechobee
. As of June 30, they had $61.5 billion in assets, 326 main offices and branches and 852 ATMs.
He describes its geology and origins; its environments, including freshwater marshes, tropical hardwood hammocks, pinelands, the Big Cypress Swamp, mangrove swamps, coastal lowland vegetation, estuarine and coastal marine waters, Lake Okeechobee
and the Everglades headwaters, and peripheral ecosystems; its flora and fauna, including invertebrates, freshwater fish, marine and estuarine fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and ecological relationships, processes, and models; and the environmental impacts of humans.