Red tide detected in parts of Southwest Florida

Red tide detected in parts of Southwest Florida

Dozens of dead fish have been found washing up on the shore of Manasota Key after a red tide was detected off the Lee County coast. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found red tide in waters north of Manasota Key.

Projections show the toxic algae could be moving south, and samples taken from Captiva and Sanibel islands already suggest low levels of the plant-based algae causing red tide have been found there.

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