Blue-green algae at Indiantown boat ramp 100 times more toxic than what's considered safe

The excessive heat across South Florida is fueling more toxic blue-green algae along the Treasure Coast.

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County issued a health alert Tuesday for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in the C44 Canal near the boat ramp at Timer Powers Park in Indiantown.

"We knew that this year might be a very big bloom, and we're right," Mark Perry, the executive director of the Florida Oceanographic Society, said. "Here the conditions [are] perfect."

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