Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Scott Calls For Action On Red Tide Amid Political Clamor

Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission Credit Mary Harper
Kristen Harrington | 06 August, 2018, 22:38

The sparkling white sand of Florida's southwestern beaches aren't dotted with sunbathers this week.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now examining samples of the algae from different locations along the west coast.

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists caution that time is of the essence in delivering care to an animal sickened by red tide.

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It's also affecting businesses along the coast. "We're even seeing large loggerhead sea turtles being effected, and that's because this red tide has lasted into the nesting season".

Crews on Florida's Sanibel Island shoveled up and bagged dead fish Thursday as southwest Florida deals with one of the longest red tide outbreaks in years. FWC arrived and is helping to transport the manatee to SeaWorld in Orlando, where it will be treated and monitored until it can be released back into the wild.

Most algae blooms are beneficial to the ocean, providing a source of food for marine creatures. "We will continue to support Florida's biologists to study the best ways to combat red tide, and our state wildlife and environmental professionals will aid Florida communities that are being impacted". Red tides, on the other hand, produce toxins that can harm or kill sea life.

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Harvesting of shellfish like clams, oysters or mussels in a Red Tide area is banned.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission reports that dead fish have been found in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier and Monroe counties and include such species as grouper, trout, eel, snook, tarpon, hardhead catfish and assorted baitfish.

More than a dozen people have gone to the emergency room after exposure to the blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria.

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