Coral Gables Vice Mayor Vince Lago and City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez wrote an emergency letter to Governor Ron DeSantis declaring Biscayne Bay in an environmental crisis and asking for assistance. Lago has been a long-time advocate for the environment leading efforts with tree protection and recycling efforts.
A few weeks ago northern pockets of Biscayne Bay started experiencing low oxygen levels leading to a massive fish kill. Just days ago, a brown mucky algae has begun to plague sections of the bay. According to officials, the algae itself is not toxic but urge the public to stay out.
For the latest information on the developing conditions in Biscayne Bay please follow the non-profit, Miami Waterkeeper, https://www.miamiwaterkeeper.org/