Florida Water Problems are not for the Birds
-FloWour coastal waters. We have eutrophication from agricultural drainage ditches and Lake Occechobee washing into estuaries, nuclear power plant leaks in Biscayane Bay, waste water pumping, leaks, and overflow all along our coasts causing various bacterial problems, and ongoing problems that remain from the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. When we know the problems it’s much easier to develop solutions. In the case of Coffee Pot Bayou in St. Petersburg, FL we are still unsure what is causing the death of dozens of brown pelicans. There are several theories out there. The good news is some of these birds were able to be rehabilitated which gives some hope.