Algae Alert: blue-green algae spreading into C-44 Canal, visible in Indiantown

Toxic algae is now making its way outside of Lake Okeechobee and into the canals along the Treasure Coast.

The algae has been spotted Wednesday at Timer Powers Park along with warning signs to keep people away from the toxins in the water.

“No, it’s not safe, not right now with these toxic algae blooms 100 times higher than the allowable limit for hazardous toxins," said Mark Perry, the executive director and CEO of the Florida Oceanographic Society. "You should not be near that.”

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