The Red Tide is Back – How Much More Can They Take?

Olivia Hawkins, Staff Writer

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Dead fish, sea turtles, and even dolphins across some of Florida’s most popular beaches have begun to appear in large numbers. In 2017 the red tide lasted 16 months! The red tide didn’t loosen its grip until earlier this year (2019). About a month ago the smell of death and path of dead sea creatures returned , leaving the locals stunned , thinking “how could this happen AGAIN?!”. Most are worried about their health and family businesses and whether or not they can last through the toxic algae once again. Scientists say its hard to determine where it will hit next and how long it will last this time. Everyone is hoping for the best for Floridians and people who vacation there.