Thursday, 25 April 2019

It was the unprecedented horror of 2018 for Florida's beaches when a toxic algae killed thousands of tons of marine life and it is set to return Dead fish wash up on Fort Myers beaches last year

It was the unprecedented horror of 2018 for Florida's beaches when thousands of tons of marine life died due to toxic algae and it has been found again and could strike once more this summer.
Scientists have confirmed that the build-up in canals behind several Fort Myers homes along the Caloosahatchee River is algae.
They have also confirmed that it's toxic.
Our team collected a sample and took it to FGCU scientist Michael Parsons, who said it's toxic.
It's the same type of algae that was of concern last year, but we cannot be sure we will have the same algae bloom as 2018.
Parsons said the FDEP is monitoring it and testing certain areas of the waters if they see it building up.
Parsons recommends that all people and animals stay away from water that has a bad odour and has green particles in it.

Don't believe the phoney hype! Officials in Florida claim red tide killed 267 tons of marine life when the actual total was thousands of tons, (links provided)

"This was Florida's Deep Water Horizon!" An incredible 408 marine life die-off's, almost one every day from July 2016 to November 2018 and is the biggest marine disaster in Florida's history and today the Coastal Conservation Association Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have come up with an official number of deaths during that period, they are claiming the red tide killed 267 tons of marine life along the Southwest coast of Florida. Full story

On December the 6th 2018, Fox13 claimed red tide blamed for the massive fish kill at Robinson Preserve Full story here

On 30th of October, 2018 AJC reported 10 tons of dead fish removed from Brevard County beaches Florida. Full story

On the same day in Pinellas County, tons of dead fish, killed by red tide, continue to wash inshore in Pinellas County. Full story

USA Today reported on 16th of Oct, 2018 of the red tide fish kill littering Indian River Shores beaches with 60,000 dead fish, police say. Full story

15th of October 2018, CBS Miami reported 14 tons of dead fish removed from Naples Bay Full story

Sept 2018, WJHG reported red tide causes thousands of fish to wash up in Panama City Beach. Full story

Bradenton Herald, 27th of August reported the county had already collected about 241 tons of red tide-related debris left on Manatee County beaches, parks and waterways, cleaning up the majority of fish kills, officials announced during a news conference. Full story

On the 16th of August 2018, reported 309 tons of dead fish were cleared from Sanibel beaches. Full story here

On the same day, Fox4 reported Over 3 million pounds (1360 tons) of dead fish cleaned up from Lee County waters, Full story here

On the 6th of August Fox13 reported, tons of dead fish cleared from beaches on Anne Marie Island. Full story here

The end of July, Miami Herald reported dead fish, birds, manatees, even a whale shark. As the toll from worst red tide in decade grows. Report here 

in April 2018, Spectrum News 13show a video of thousands of fish coming up dead in the Indian River Lagoon again. Brevard County officials think the warmer weather and algae blooms are to blame Full story

Nov 2017, Fox news, reports, red tide causing thousands of dead fish to wash up on Sanibel Full story

Sept 2017, CBS reports,  South Florida Water Management District crew arrived early Wednesday to start cleaning up thousands of dead fish, full story

Aug 2017, News Channel 8 reported, thousands of dead fish causing foul smell near Safety Harbor, Clearwater. Full story 

This is only part of the story, there have been many many more fish die off's around the shores of Florida which I have not added because they are smaller and I would be here forever if I did.


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  1. It is true, I live in SWFL. The past couple of weeks our local news has been reporting sightings of this toxic algae seeming to look as if it is starting to make a come back again. It is a shame but our once gorgeous waters are turning so ugly and not just this algae either.

    Prior to this algae returning last couple of weeks we had red drift algae in huge amounts washing up on the island beaches. Gross and smelly but said not toxic. Then following that and coupled now with the toxic algae we have local officials warning and posting signs of warning to not swim in the Gulf waters due to high fecal bacteria counts found in it.

    Red tide will follow again, no doubt. Our tourist "snowbird" winter season now coming to an end had many visitors complaining that there are no fish out there anymore. People are saying it is all gone, once a thriving Eco system of abundance in marine life and labeled best fishing around, is seeming to be history for our area. This long stretch of about two years now has lead to many for sale properties coming on the real estate market.

    I am a Realtor. It's troubling for our industry future earnings.
    The oceans are dying, makes you want to cry. The waters out in the Gulf 30 miles out and further have had better days then the rest, and the fisherman say shrimp is out there in big numbers because there are no fish to eat them. Temps are way too hot already and have been for two months so that being the main feeder for these water woes, I knew the bad stuff would be seen soon and here it comes!

    They have been blaming run off water from the releases at Lake O in to the Caloosahattchee River and emptying in to the Guf, for this algae mess, but it is not that but that is giving it more pollution to grow algae. We rarely see rain anymore and winters are typically dry season, so practically no releases ocurr until summer hits. The reemergence of the algae and other issues being found should tell people there is another main cause causing this and waters and hot air temps are the lit match starting the growth. I think it is the geoengineering chems falling in to the seas. Side effects! You know like all "their " meds. You got arthritis? Take this pill, side effects are worse then the arthritis and that is what this all is I bet! Trying to stay positive in a negative world. ��

  2. Thanks for that poignant update Hawkeye, it is so sad, I hate to think where we will be in another 10 years, the positive spin the media put on the state of our planet is criminal, it is way too late to stop this, game over for all of us.