Red tide causes fish kill in northeast Gulf

red tideThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed a large-scale offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Citizens have reported observations of thousands of dead and dying bottom-dwelling reef fish, as well as sea turtles and crabs, to the FWC’s Fish Kill Hotline.

Satellite images revealed an extensive surface bloom of Florida’s red tide organism in waters 40 to 90 miles offshore between Dixie and Pasco counties.

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