The toxic algae has returned to the waters off southwest Florida and has begun to slowly creep up the state’s Gulf coast over the past month.
Scientists say it is difficult to predict where the tide is heading next, or how long it will last.
But residents who experienced the last one are worried — about their health, the wildlife and whether their businesses can endure another prolonged outbreak.
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Florida declares states of emergency as red tide kills animals and disrupts tourism. The bloom of toxic algae that has darkened gulf waters is an emergency. The red tide has made breathing difficult, scared away tourists, and has made once beautiful beaches now filled with carcasses of fish, eels, porpoises, turtles, manatees, and one 26 foot Whale Shark!! #staysafe #savenemo #dontswim
Jesse Erickson is an Editor with The Big Guava. He loves to travel Florida’s Beautiful Gulf coast experiencing the BEST to see, do, eat & drink! He is committed to sharing the very best of his finds with our audience.