Hurricane Michael brings new threat to Florida’s victims: toxic red tide

Hurricane Michael brings new threat to Florida’s victims: toxic red tide


Before/after imagery of Mexico Beach, Florida. NOAA

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Biologists fear that the storm surge carried with it red tide toxins that can cause respiratory distress and flu-like symptoms…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (10-11-2018)

Florida has a new water problem: red tide on the state’s busiest coast; Miami Herald (10-04-2018)
A red tide that has sloshed up and down the Gulf Coast for nearly a year, leaving a wake of dead sea life, murky water and stinky beaches, has now landed on the state’s most crowded shores in Miami-Dade County…

As Florida’s toxic red tide stretches on, residents report health problems; NBC News (09-02-2018)

Red tide is devastating Florida’s sea life. Are humans to blame? National Geographic (08-08-2018)
Thousands of sea creatures now litter many of southern Florida’s typically picturesque beaches. “Anything that can leave has, and anything that couldn’t leave has died…”

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