More News Reports Raise Warning Signs About Toxic Algae

     Since avian vacuolar myelinopathy, or AVM, was discovered in 1994, 76 dead eagles and hundreds of coots and other water birds at Thurmond Lake in Georgia have been attributed to the disease. The full toll is unknown, but thousands of dead ducks, geese and even an owl have been recovered at 19 lakes across six states: Georgia, the Carolinas, Arkansas, Texas and Florida.