The vast amounts of icky green filamentous algae that cover the bottom and every rock in Manatee Springs are most likely there because of those nitrates.
If like me, you knew Manatee Springs 20+ years ago, you remember the waving eelgrass and clean sandy algae free bottom that once existed there.
It's still such a pretty place that its hard to get across to teenagers that what they see is degraded.
That is the challenge.
|Coquina continues to grow and amaze us.|
She has mostly lost her puppy fuzz coat and has real Lab hair now.
She and Bear have become quite the team.
We are hopelessly smitten.