In mid-August, a startling fish kill set off alarm bells in Miami-Dade County. Thousands of dead fish were washing onto the shores of northern Biscayne Bay for days, and then a massive algae bloom followed.
Scientists and environmental groups stepped in to try and figure out why this was happening — but has it been a long time coming?
Join us for a “Saving Biscayne Bay,” a special half-hour broadcast that will air on Local 10 at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Local 10 environmental advocate Louis Aguirre investigates the issues Biscayne Bay is now facing, how we got to this point, and how we as a community can change the Bay’s future.
As part of that Aguirre and FIU researchers will answer your questions live.
The FIU experts participating include Todd Crowl (executive director of the FIU Institute of Environment), Piero Gardinali (associate director of the FIU Institute of Environment), James Fourqurean (director, oceans and coastlines division, FIU Institute of Environment), Ligia Collado Vides (senior lecturer and interim associate chair of the FIU Department of Biological Sciences), Tom Frankovich (research assistant professor at the FIU Institute of Environment) and Tiffany Troxler (director of science for sea level solutions at the FIU Institute of Environment and member of the Biscayne Bay Taskforce).
I spent 3 wks documenting the unprecedented events that have devastated #BiscayneBay, from the massive fish kill 2the subsequent algae bloom & serious underlying problems that still exist. This was not unexpected but we can fix it! Watch “Saving Biscayne Bay”Wed 8pm @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/76CjKucWf2— Louis Aguirre (@LOUISAGUIRRE) August 31, 2020