Although rare, Red Tide can transform beautiful beaches into places to avoid. Fish kills, coughing, and nasty water often results. If you’re looking to avoid Red Tide, here’s how to do it.
WHAT IS RED TIDE?
Red Tide is a naturally occurring phenomenon that normally occurs in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a harmful algal bloom consisting primarily of an organism called “Karenia brevis”. It is thought that harmful nutrients from drainage runoff, septic systems, Lake Okeechobee water releases, and man-made spills contribute to Red Tide and/or make it worse.
HOW TO TRACK IT
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