Eyes in the Sky for Algae, SLR/IRL

S-308 at Lake O
Overlook Drive, Stuart, FL

Thank you to pilot Ryan Moran for taking these aerials of the growing algae situation in the St Lucie River on 6-13-18.

His words:
“Not good news from today’s flight. Algae in Stuart, throughout the canal, and a very large bloom in the lake just outside the port. To add insult to injury, the locks are open and flowing. The pictures really do not do it justice.” Ryan

See all of Ryan’s photos here: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fphotos.app.goo.gl%2FviURUDvk6WEXY7ZV7&h=ATPyNr0IvIgxDNJZUEVGFrDaPxRyLhLlbl4jPRvUADwzJv7mIScetFVKMCqUILxiS64OwS_-pwH4_BfH91nK_rqE5Qm-Y__8J0l_jyVZw9K2nLSmkORj3ANkgZaGt_oVmsk1t5M

Also, thank you to pilot Dave Stone for taking this photo yesterday of the Caloosahatchee plume in the Gulf of Mexico at 5500 feet.

This morning we are out with pilot Ron Rowers and my husband Ed Lippisch for today’s documentation of our Federal Government’s discharging of algae laden waters from Lake Okeechobee, often becoming toxic algae, into our estuary, at the injury of our economy, wildlife, and the tax paying residents of Martin County, not to mention the kid that would like to go fishing over summer break.


2 thoughts on “Eyes in the Sky for Algae, SLR/IRL

  1. Yup, there goes surfing camp, charter fishing, beach recreation and our local economy…in the toilet.

  2. USPTO issued Notice of Allowance Patent to Ecosphere Technologies on 4/16/2015 to treat Lake O, C44 canal, Indian River Lagoon. A water treatment apparatus for destroying aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Then treated one Marina on their own dime a year later, but yet no one working with them and here comes the algae.

Leave a Reply