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An invasive algae species in Newport Bay has the potential to disrupt Orange County’s entire marine ecosystem and coastal economy if not dealt with swiftly.

Since 2021, and possibly even earlier, Newport Bay has grappled with an aggressive and invasive algae species known as Caulerpa prolifera. Recently, new funding has been made available to the eradication team. However, due to slow bureaucratic processes, the money could take up to a year to be delivered.

Garry Brown, our founder and president, wrote an article in the Daily Pilot expressing our concerns and frustrations with this delay.

Read the full story on the Daily Pilot website.