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Old 09-28-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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Red tide outbreak reported near Manasota, Venice, Englewood beaches | HeraldTribune.com

Just thought I'd post this so everyone is informed. I think I'm still going to the beach tomorrow since they aren't quite sure yet.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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Ha I can't remember which is worse Red Tide or Love bugs both annoying in their own way.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:30 PM
 
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Here are the latest readings from the DOH:
DOH: Red Tide Results

For now it just looks like Manasota & Venice beaches. Siesta Key & Lido are OK so far.

Last edited by leetchy2; 09-28-2011 at 07:31 PM.. Reason: html copy didn't work to well so just posted the web link
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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I hate red tide. It really bothers my eyes and nose, especially if it is windy. And most of the time it is windy at the beach. Other people don't seem to be bothered by it too much. If you have asthma or any type of breathing problems, I wouldn't go to the beach during red tide. I also hate the noseeums. You can't see them unless you have something light colored or white on. They bite you and it stings. I haven't seen them at the beaches in Englewood up to Sarasota too much, mostly the Naples beaches.

Anyway, if you are going to the beach, have a great time.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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We are going to wait for the next reports to be in before we go to the beach. Not taking any chances.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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If the red tide grows to the point like it did about 5 years ago you won't be going to the beach, for months. Piles of dead fish and everything else that used to live in the water constantly washing on shore and the water a strange dark color. I hope it doesn't get that bad but if it does it will be quite a shock for newbies that never saw anything like it. Once you see and smell millions of dead rotting sea life baking in the Florida sun, ordering seafood at a restaurant becomes a challenge.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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If the red tide grows to the point like it did about 5 years ago you won't be going to the beach, for months. Piles of dead fish and everything else that used to live in the water constantly washing on shore and the water a strange dark color. I hope it doesn't get that bad but if it does it will be quite a shock for newbies that never saw anything like it. Once you see and smell millions of dead rotting sea life baking in the Florida sun, ordering seafood at a restaurant becomes a challenge.
I know this. We are new residents but my MIL has lived here for 25 years so I'm pretty familiar with the red tide even though I've not seen it for myself. Lets all hope it doesn't get that bad and we can all enjoy our beautiful beaches as we normally do.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Sarasota area
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Yeah red tide would suck. I was just at Lido last weekend and didn't notice anything. I hate to think of anything happening to our pretty beaches. I do my part each time I'm there to look around for anything left behind by us/any kids along with us, as far as soda cans etc. and also will help pick up what others have left behind if I see it. Thankfully most people take pride in the beaches but you occasionally have some who leave their Subway bags and bottles and cans behind and I can't stand the thought of it lying around or going in the water ever, so I take the second to dispose of it properly as we all should do.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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Us too, we clean up after ourselves all the time. We looked at the reports and all seems ok so we are taking our dog to Paw Park tomorrow morning. He hasn't been there in a while and he just loves to swim. So if any of you are there we will be the "middle aged" couple swimming with a 95 pound Golden Retriever.


Oh and we WILL have our "poo" bags handy...............
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Osprey
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Fertilizer on our lawns, a bunch of rain, and BAM red tide. My lawn doesn't get any fertilizer.
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