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Old 03-02-2014, 11:53 AM
 
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Anticipating a job opportunity and relocation from Atlanta to North Naples, we continue to evaluate our comfort level with worst case scenario stuff: heat, traffic, bugs, employment security, even openly discussing suburban gators and possible invasive species - and Naples is still a go if I get a good offer.

While lesser on the list, I wanted to better understand red tide. How many weeks out of an average year might you not be able to enjoy the beach due to it? And when it's going on, are the beaches completely closed, or just getting in the water? We are not big swim in the ocean types but like to walk along the beach, watch sunsets, etc. Also a red tide bloom does not typically affect bay waters and estuaries right? I hope to be an avid beach runner, kayaker and paddleboarder and hoping to not be shut down often by red tide algae.

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Bryan
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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We can't predict red tide. Sometimes it can linger for weeks or a month. Sometimes just a week. Some years more than once, some not at all. The beaches won't close but you won't want to be near them. Anywhere near the beach. Within a few miles will wreak of dead fish and you will have a scratchy throat and itchy eyes. I live 2 1/2 miles from the beach and I can smell the fish and I'm greatly effected by the coughing and allergy like symtoms. People with upper respiratory issues are usually recommended to avoid the beach and limit outside activities during red tide
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:09 AM
 
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OK Sweetbottoms, thanks much for the helpful info.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Np, don't worry red tide season just melts into fire season, which is followed by hurricane season then love bug season and snowbird season.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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I am just recovering from sickness due to exposure and contamination from Red Tide in my hometown Naples, Florida. I did not heed the signs when I began intermittently coughing while strolling down the beach from 32 Ave. S down to Gordon's Pass, two days in a row. There was no nausea or digestive issues. I had no appetite for over a week. I experienced a mild grade fever and was quite lethargic, had more neurological symptoms with mild headaches and just sleeping and resting for the duration. Continued coughing during the interim and am so thankful to be back to my normal self.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:27 PM
 
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Does anyone know of a Florida environmental monitoring website that monitors red tide? Some people on our street are having a tough time with it this year. Red Tide seems to give people flu like symptoms.
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:17 PM
 
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Default Red Tide website

The link below is very useful for checking red tide status. I experienced red tide during November while staying in Estero. Collier County : Home (under "your government", choose pollution control - red tide info is available there.)
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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Default red tide crrent location at sea

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The link below is very useful for checking red tide status. I experienced red tide during November while staying in Estero. Collier County : Home (under "your government", choose pollution control - red tide info is available there.)
Anyone able to find a map of the red tides current location out in the gulf? I can see the current beach reports, but I was hoping to see where this red blob is currently out in the gulf. I can't seem to find a current satellite view.
Thanks,
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