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CAPTIVA, FL - AUGUST 01: A Red fish is seen washed ashore after dying in a red tide on August 1, 2018 in Captiva, Florida. Red tide season usually lasts from October to around February, but the current red tide has stayed along the coast for around 10 months, killing massive amounts of fish as well as sea turtles, manatees and a whale shark swimming in the area. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Great.  Not the news we wanted to hear.

Right now its way south of us…. its around Ft. Myers/Cape Coral area, but you remember what happened last time…it moved around the state and came right up to Tampa area.  Ugh.

Biologists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute say they took samples from the waters in the area off shore of Collier County and they found high concentrations of the toxic algae, and they also received reports of dead fish and cases of respiratory irritation.

Last year this stuff lasted 15 months.  Ruined our summer beach time, ruined business and killed tons of fish.

They also found low concentrations of the red tide algae in Lee County.

To see the current map of the red tide areas click HERE.


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