Florida’s Gulf Coast Battles Deadly And Smelly Red Tide

At Coquina Beach, crews are out early using beach rakes to clear dead fish. The fish are dying because of a toxic algae bloom known as red tide.

A toxic algae bloom is killing fish, turtles and dolphins and discouraging tourists from visiting Florida’s Gulf Coast. It’s not the first such event, but it is especially intense.

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