More than a week after a cargo ship capsized in the St. Simons Sound on the Georgia coast, oil is being found on grasses in nearby marshes. The first oil was discovered earlier in the week by the Altamaha Riverkeeper. It comes in with each new tide and looks similar to rings on a tree.
Several dogs in southeastern states, including Georgia, have died after coming into contact with a toxic algae growing in ponds in lakes.
The blue-green algae thrive in summer sun and phosphorous runoff from fertilizers commonly used at this time of year. It can appear in lakes, ponds and even ditches. The algae are made up of toxic cyanobacteria.