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What is red tide? When does it arrive

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What is red tide? When does it arrive

The mor I read the more anxious I am getting about renting in Venice, manasota

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1. Re: What is red tide? When does it arrive

Red tide is a marine algae called Karesthenia Brevis.

It can kill fish in high concentrations which wash up on the beach and smell. In very high concentrations it can affect those with breathing difficulties such as asthma as it gets whipped into the air by the surf.

There was some in the area last october but was gone in the area by November.

No one knows where or when it will strike (and it can strike anywhere in FL). Right now there isn't any apart from one small sampling down in Monroe county (keys). Venice and MK are clear.It is not a normal or annual thing.


Edited: 10 March 2012, 08:14
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