Every year, during the warmer months, blooms of algae dot Northwestern waters.
Some of that algae can release toxins, which poison shellfish and the people who might eat those shellfish. In recent years, toxic algal blooms have been more potent and lasted longer. That has scientists trying to understand how our warming climate could be contributing to the problem.
Jacki Williford: “Hi, come on in.”
Jacki Williford and her family live in the suburbs east of Seattle.
Her 7-year old son Jaycee runs by in a Seahawks jersey teasing his little sister.