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Thursday, August 13, 2009

River Algae Prompts Health Warning

Published August 12, 2009 - News4Jax.com
The Florida Department of Health issued a health warning Wednesday about exposure to the algae that is growing on the St. Johns River and its tributaries.

Independent lab results of water samples from the lower St. Johns River basin found elevated concentrations of algal toxins in one sample. Algae in the sample, collected between July 31 and Aug. 5, was identified as Microcystis aeruginosa -- the same toxin observed in past years.
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