Foam and Fish Kill
1. The Sea foam we are seeing throughout the City canals is a result of "organic material, such as dying algae, gets churned up by the wind and waves".
2. This is a natural process similar to the sea foam that we see on the beach. NOAA has a webpage that explains this further.
3. The foam should clear on its own.
4. Dying and decaying phytoplankton (such as the dying algae) can result in low oxygen levels in the water, which in turn can cause fish kills.
Fish kills should be reported to the FWC hotline at 800-636-0511 or an online form can be submitted to FWC.
These conditions are occurring in pockets across the entire IRL, not just in Cocoa Beach.
Conditions will continue to be monitored by the appropriate agencies.