NEW BLOOD Red TIDE in Florida record number of manatee deaths may be “worst die-off in history”.
note-after every red river or blood tide of this kind there has been a natural disaster Of increasing magnitude. The infamous Florida “red tide” occurs almost annually along portions of the state’s Gulf Coast, causing beach and shellfish closures and negatively impacting Florida’s tourism industry. Just one harmful algal bloom event can impose millions of dollars in losses upon local coastal communities. Image courtesy of P. Schmidt, Charlotte (FL) Sun
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A deadly algae bloom is causing a record number of manatee deaths in Florida, state biologists said.
‘This is probably going to be the worst die-off in history.’
– Martine DeWit, a veterinarian who oversees a marine mammal pathology laboratory
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