Florida's Waters Are Dripping With Disgusting Algae, And It Smells
Four counties in southern Florida are under a state of emergency as blue-green algae has spread through the area's bodies of water.By Melissa Prax | July 1, 2016
This blue-green algae spreading through Florida's waters may look pretty at first glance. But up close, it's actually "guacamole-thick" and smelly.
And it caused Florida Gov. Rick Scott to declare four of the state's southern counties under a state of emergency on Wednesday and Thursday.
Residents nearby are reportedly experiencing allergy symptoms, like rashes and coughs. The algae blooms can also be fatal for local wildlife.