Miami-Dade coasts at risk according to experts

The coasts of Miami-Dade County endanger the marine species that inhabit the area every day. It is already a recurring news if we take into account that approximately two years ago, 27 thousand dead fish were found. They were all floating in Biscayne Bay, just northwest of Miami.

Several months later, the unfortunate situation was repeated in the same Floridian place, according to the Miami Waterkeeper organization. As soon as these events were reported, their causes were studied.

At that time, the sea registered very high temperatures and few winds were blowing in the area. This automatically translated into low levels of oxygen in the water, a lethal element for marine life.

Little River, in the focus of pollution

The Little River neighborhood continues to give negative talk in this regard. That’s where a lot of polluting waste comes from.

Meanwhile, septic tank waste and other elements cause algae to grow more than usual. Thus, they block the sunlight that allows the seagrass to produce oxygen. At the same time, the algae themselves suck up the oxygen that the fish require to breathe.

Miami Waterkeeper Executive Director Rachel Silverstein said there is too much nutrient pollution in the bay.

“We have a serious problem in our channel network.” We are dumping toilet waste into the water table,” Silverstein warned.

On the subject, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewerage Department reported that in Little River there are almost 300 homes that use septic tanks.

The sewage system of those houses will begin to be repaired in March of next year, free of cost for the owners.

Everything seems to indicate that the rise in sea level continues to cause the degradation of these septic systems. The union of all the mentioned factors generates environmental and public health problems.

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