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Red Tide: Natural bloom not an issue on beach

Reports of a red tide bloom off the coast of Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding area are not as bad as one might understand.

While the organism, scientifically known as Karenia brevis, has been detected in Southwest Florida, it has yet to be called an issue since it has been Continue reading Red Tide: Natural bloom not an issue on beach

Toxic Red Tide Algae Bloom Approaches Florida Coast

Florida waters can be a dangerous place, but probably not for the things you might think. It’s not sharks that you need to worry about, but other things lurking in the waters. Last month, Florida warned visitors of a flesh eating bacteria in its waters that had already managed to kill a few people while infecting even more. While the latest warning isn’t nearly… Continue reading Toxic Red Tide Algae Bloom Approaches Florida Coast

Lurking red tide bloom generates gloomy outlook

The largest red tide bloom recorded in Florida waters since 2006 is lingering in the Gulf of Mexicoand could move south over the next few days.

Red tide, caused here by Karenia brevis, can cause fish kills, make shellfish unsafe to eat and cause respiratory issues in marine mammals, sea turtles and humans… Continue reading Lurking red tide bloom generates gloomy outlook