Worst red tide bloom in over a decade kills hundreds of marine mammals along Florida's west coast

Friday, August 3, 2018 | Tag Cloud Tags: , , ,

(Worthy News) - The ongoing toxic algae bloom is considered to be the longest red tide outbreak for the Gulf of Mexico in over a decade, and officials say it will most likely last until 2019.

High concentrations of toxic algae, known as blooms, have affected at least 120 miles of the peninsula’s Gulf of Mexico coast since November 2017.

Red tide blooms produce toxic chemicals that can affect both marine organisms and humans. The Florida red tide organism, known as K. brevis, produces brevetoxins that can affect the central nervous system of fish and other vertebrates, causing these animals to die. [ Source: AccuWeather (Read More...) ]

Copyright 1999-2018 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

3 thoughts on “Worst red tide bloom in over a decade kills hundreds of marine mammals along Florida's west coast”

    • yup but its not all red tide, its from them letting the toxic water out of lake okeechobee. Big sugar and their pesticides and run off, so far our beaches on the east coast are ok, there is a lot more to this story

Leave a Comment