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Old 10-22-2019, 06:11 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Susie Cougar View Post
I am on the Gulf Coast of Florida now. Red tide has become a huge issue down here. They try to keep it as quiet as they can because they donít want to scare the tourists away.
Siesta Key is consistently voted the Best beach is the U.S.
But the Red Tide was so bad last year, with so many dead fish every day washing ashore, tons and tons picked up and disposed every day until there was no place to put them. This went on for months and months.

Some schools close to the water gave the children masks to wear over their faces to help with the smell.

Many organizations are studying Red Tide and millions and millions of dollars have been spent and are being allocated to find what the causes are. It has been suggested that it could be failing septic systems, overuse or fertilizers, or any number of other problems.
That's unfortunate. Glad it has not been an issue where I go. I doubt it's urine that's caused it though.
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