Orange Sky, Red Tide

The beauty of tonight’s sunset belies the sad truth that red tide is flaring up again in the gulf. The fumes tickling my throat were my first indication but as I walked along I also saw a few dead fish.

Out of curiosity, I checked the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s recent water testing data. It noted medium levels of Karenia brevis in the water along my favorite beach. I certainly hope this isn’t the beginning of a massive flare up…

Categories: Observations

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