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90 Miles Long and 60 Miles Wide: A Huge, Harmful Red Tide Is Threatening Florida's Beaches

Environment  (tags: red tide, politics, pollution, healthconditions, humans, nature, oceans, protection )

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scientists haven't seen one this big in almost a decade

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. (0)
Friday August 15, 2014, 3:44 pm
Sad that the algae kills so much sealife and birds. Thks, Cal.

Peta Clarke (30)
Friday August 15, 2014, 6:35 pm
Noted and thank you for this information, interesting.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 12:19 am
Noted dangerous stuff.

Krista Slavin (195)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 1:07 am
Noted. I think we may be seeing more of these abnormalities in the not to distant future.

Arielle S (313)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 7:58 am
Yuk - this stuff really stinks and it's heartbreaking to see all the dead.

. (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 7:59 am
Nasty stuff. From factory farms to fracking to other industrial pollution to general overpopulation - these are factors that are and will deleteriously affect us in the next two to ten years. Everything is connected.

pam w (139)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 8:09 am

Donna T (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 8:22 am
thank you

Samantha Boyer (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 9:56 am
It is sad to see but it's naturally happening; there is some reason why these natural disasters happen even if we are not aware exactly what it is all the time.

Stardust Noel (38)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 10:03 am
Hate to see this

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 10:44 am
Terrible. TYFS

. (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 11:09 am
Thanks Cal

Robert K (31)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 12:58 pm
Screw with nature, deny climate change, flush garbage into the Everglades and this is how nature retaliates.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 1:40 pm
Robert K is right. The end of times says that everything in the oceans will die. Maybe this is the start. This earth cannot much more abuse from man.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 2:28 pm
Thank you, Cal. One more reason why we ought to take care of our planet.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 3:05 pm
Noted. Thank you for the article.

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 5:06 pm
A natural phenomena, but how much of the size is attributable to the human race . . . pollution etc? On the west coast, we have red tides to but I have seen nothing quite like this. During red tides, all seafood (oysters, crabs etc) are off limits.

Denise D (33)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 5:35 pm
"Natural phenomena"? So agricultural run-offs have nothing to do with red tides? Hmm...I'm not convinced. Look at Lake Erie last week.

Noted and signed. Thanks, Cal.

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 6:38 pm
Thanks I live in Florida and beaches are important to the tourist industry. Not sure where they got their photo from for the article as it certainly isn't Florida, we don't have mountains.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 7:11 pm
So sad. Hope it somehow naturally disappears. Thanks Cal

Peggy Peters (1)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 8:01 pm
Red tide is something like the flu...growing up, you knew you were going to get it at least once a year but you just never knew how bad or for how long. We always hoped as time and technology waned on red tide would be "cured." Alas, our hopes have not come to fruition and it is highly unlikely red tide will cease to exist. The resulting smell can best be described like death at sea or on "good" days just rotten fish!

S J (130)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 9:04 pm
sadly noted, thanks

Charlene Rush (79)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 9:30 pm
From what I understand, red tide or algae blooms are a yearly event, but have been increasing since 1991.
Scientists generally, believe that coastal pollution from human sewage, agricultural runoff, along with rising ocean temperatures are the probable causes.
Agricultural runoff includes large numbers of nutrients and fertilizers.
Also, an increase of 1 degree Celsius in ocean water appears to play a role.

cathie S (154)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 9:43 pm
yes I live here and this is all over our news telling everyone to stay out of the water

Frances D (135)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 2:30 am

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 5:03 am
Noted. Worrying.

Ruth Ann W (198)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 5:09 am
Thank you Cal. For those that want more information, you can go here and check out specific maps and significantly more detailed information. Florida fish and Wildlife Commission

Thomas M (8)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 9:05 am
Rubio, Scott, what do you think caused this red mass of trouble to show up on the Florida coast? To you, the answer isn't through science is it? What do you plan to do about it in the future? Oh, nothing, I see, it will just go away, right?

Klaus Peters (14)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 9:26 am
This is the cause of pollution, they have these red tides around Hong Kong and China I believe.

Carol P (46)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 10:34 am
Scary, though I abhor that the link is to the Daily Mail.

Katherine May Williams (0)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 2:23 pm

Sandy G (10)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 4:26 pm
This is happening worldwide. Anyone else see the writing on the wall? We're killing ourselves, our planet, and everything on it.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 4:02 am
Thanks for sharing this, Cal.

Hent catalina - maria (95)
Monday August 18, 2014, 5:14 am

Graziella Veri (0)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 6:12 am
liked and shared.Thanks

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 11:21 am
Red Tide is a sign of danger to planet Earth.
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