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Is Florida’s “Bone Valley” The Culprit in Algae Blooms?

“Bone what” or “Bone where” is an often asked question? For starters, the Bone Valley is a region of central Florida, encompassing portions of present day Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Polk counties, in which phosphate is mined for use in the production of agricultural and landscape fertilizer. Florida currently contains the largest known deposits of…