SANIBEL, Fla. – NOAA’s satellite images of Lake Okeechobee’s algal blooms may not show the whole picture.
A satellite image taken on May 11th showed toxic algae covering more than half of the lake. 500 square miles were green, yellow, or red on the image.
On May 24th, only 150 square miles of the lake were covered in a bloom. It could make viewers think the bloom is shrinking or going away, but that is not the case, experts said.
The lake is lowering quickly with the recent dry weather in Southwest Florida. The wind is pushing the blooms around and...