Spinning fish? No, it's not normal, but it's happening in Florida

It's a concerning phenomenon happening to many marine wildlife, including sawfish: abnormal spinning and whirling. For several months, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and various marine experts have been receiving reports and observing the endangered species exhibit this abnormal behavior.

"Researchers are narrowing it down the possible causes to exposure to a type of microscopic algae called Gambierdiscus. This is not the toxic red tide, it’s not the toxic algae that comes out of Lake Okeechobee, but it’s another kind of toxic algae that grows in areas where water quality is impaired," Zack Jud, director of education at the Florida Oceanographic Society in Stuart, told WPBF 25 News.

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