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Old 10-12-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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I didn't learn about this until after I moved to FL. I saw a beach lined with rotting fish as far as the eye could see. The smell of all those fish in the Florida sun was unforgettable. Never enjoyed going in the water again after seeing that, and I still can't eat seafood and its been years.

http://www.news-press.com/article/20111011/GREEN/111011034/Dead-fish-found-Lee-County-likely-killed-by-red-tide?odyssey=mod%7Cmostcom


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Old 10-12-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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I agree. I hated the water at Fort Myers Beach. I use to be an assistant manager at Tanger Outlets on Summerlin which is right at Punta Rassa and it seemed like I was constantly coughing due to red tide. The stuff is vile and it is only getting worse thanks to the runoff from Big Ag at the center of the state.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:18 AM
 
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The winds kept the dead fish offshore for days, but now they are starting to wash up. I've seen red tide last through season, hope this goes away quicker.
Red tide, fish kills hit Southwest Florida beaches - NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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This outbreak is mild. If they start in the summer when FL sun is at it's worse the bloom can explose and last a half year or longer

WARNING: video of red tide, graphic
Red Tide - Death Comes to Gasparilla Island Florida - YouTube
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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F.Y.I. If you do some research you will discover red tide is found all around the world. I was in Costa Rica when it hit there.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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Very exciting video.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Very exciting video.
What? You don't like watching a guy running around the beach measuring dead fish?
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:32 PM
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Location: massachusetts
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I was on cayo costa today, no sign of red tide, lots of dolphins, manatees, and pelicans, I was on the bay side, tommorrow I'll go to the gulf side and check it out

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Old 10-26-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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F.Y.I. If you do some research you will discover red tide is found all around the world. I was in Costa Rica when it hit there.
People don't come to the FM Forum to find out what is going on in Costa Rica. The fertilizer from lawns being washed by rain into the Gulf is thought to be a major cause. Anyway, I don't expect this bloom to grow to be a problem, too late in the year. The sun is weaker and the summer downpours are over. Good thing too. I think FM will have a great season with tourist and buyers because of the money mag mention.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:30 PM
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Almost immediately upon setting foot on the beach was greeted by a 38'' bull red dead mostly decomposed saw 2 other small (less than 10'' w/in 50ft but that waas it. I will post some pics when I get back to mass. The water was the murkiest and brownest I have ever seen (not the normal greenish blue. Fishing over the last 3 days was suub par. Windy mon and tues. Wed was very nice, lots of fish , many varieties but were all small. Frustrating watching monster tarpon jumping all around us but no bites. Had some good sized sharks poking around the cuut pinfish and ladyfish but again no bites.
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