ALGAE BLOOM UPDATE: Yesterday’s Landsat 7 satellite image reveals an algae bloom between Pahokee and Port Mayaca in Lake Okeechobee measuring approximately 60 square miles. Thank you to my brother, Todd Thurlow, for researching and sharing. Visit his site here:
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Yes, JP Sasser shared a news cast with me this aft on WPTV. We had very different views on the bloom,as you can imagine.
A nice photo of a monster! I tweaked your image as published to enhance the colours and better see the slime patches. I wonder whether the windrows are being blown to the NE toward the Port Maraca shoreline or SW towards the “Muck City” area. I guess the meteorological archives would show the history of wind directions and strength.
Just getting to emails after being away. Look forward to seeing your image. The wind is definitely a factor. It also piles up in one of the healthier areas in the north west.