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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

The “Toxic” Algae Issue: Social Media Ire has Law Enforcement on Alert

Gene Cash Hr

Ralph (Gene) E. Cash, Ph.D., ABPP

Florida is currently experiencing an environmental crisis in the form of algae. Red tide is killing dolphins, sea turtles, fish and more on the southwest coast and blue-green algae is blooming in the northern estuaries.

This unbalance in our ecosystem has upset many throughout the state with some taking to social media to air their grievances. But whether these are just disgruntled comments or credible threats, the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office has started monitoring posts following comments about blowing up the Herbert Hoover Dike and vandalizing cars.

NSU College of Psychology professor Ralph (Gene) E. Cash, Ph.D., ABPP, studies social media and shared with the Palm Beach Post his concerns about how divisive online rhetoric is affecting the country.

To read the full article, follow the link below.