Scientists: Red tide is back in Florida's southwest coast

Scientists: Red tide is back in Florida's southwest coast
In this Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, dead fish sit after they washed ashore at the Ocean Inlet Park in Ocean Ridge, Fla. Some beaches north of Miami are closed because of a rare red tide outbreak along Florida's Atlantic coast. Scientists say toxic red tide is back in the waters off the Florida southwest coast after fading away earlier this year following a 15-month bloom. Biologists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute said Friday, Oct. 5, 2019, that samples taken from the waters off the shore of Collier County found high concentrations of the toxic algae where they also received reports of dead fish and cases of respiratory irritation.(Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Scientists say toxic red tide is back in the waters off the Florida southwest coast after fading away earlier this year following a 15-month bloom.

Biologists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute said Friday that samples taken from the waters off the shore of Collier County found high concentrations of the toxic algae where they also received reports of dead fish and cases of respiratory irritation.

Red is a natural occurrence that happens due to the presence of nutrients in and an organism called a dinoflagellate. The 15-month bloom caused respiratory irritation in people and killed , manatees, dolphins and fish.

Scientists also observed low concentrations of the red tide algae in Lee County, according to the institute's red tide status report.


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Oct 05, 2019
Well, darn. I will be sailing through the region early next year and this definitely puts a crimp in my "sun and fun" plans.

BTW, a good source for the current status of red tide in Florida is the state website:
https://myfwc.com...atewide/

Oct 05, 2019
@Anonym869597
Well, darn. I will be sailing through the region early next year and this definitely puts a crimp in my "sun and fun" plans
what type of boat?

I've always loved the Chinese Junk and Schooners, myself, but my Uncle has a beautiful Ketch in Miami

Oct 05, 2019
Lie much, you ignorant StumPid troll.

Oct 05, 2019
Watch out for the LY.IN StumPid, troll. Look at his posts, absolutely nothing, but trying to provoke those who he wants to get banned.

Oct 06, 2019
Looks to me like antigoracle monkey got stumped by Captain Stumpy... Again LOL
...trying to provoke those who he wants...

What do you mean THOSE,THOSE are only you dummy LOL But so glad they don't get you banned because we sure are having a ball showing the world your idiocy ;)

Oct 07, 2019
@Anonym869597
Well, darn. I will be sailing through the region early next year and this definitely puts a crimp in my "sun and fun" plans
what type of boat?

I've always loved the Chinese Junk and Schooners, myself, but my Uncle has a beautiful Ketch in Miami


I've just got a standard sloop with a fractional rig. She's only 32 ft long, but that's enough to get me from Muskogee to the Caribbean and back.

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