Algae sample from St. Lucie River showed toxins

Posted at 7:21 AM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 07:35:35-04

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday the results of recent samples taken from the St. Lucie River in Martin County.

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The samples were taken by FDEP staff along the St. Lucie River May 19 at the Riverwatch Marina and near the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge.

According to a news release from FDEP Deputy Press Secretary Dee Ann Miller, the results showed "very low toxins" in the blue-green algae sample taken at the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, but no toxins in the sample taken at Riverwatch Marina.

The DEP said it will continue to monitor the algae blooms.