Month: July 2021

Deaths of rare sea turtles and manatees attributed to red tide toxin

TAMPA BAY, FL – After a brief period of improvement last weekend, Pinellas County officials say red tide conditions have now worsened along the Pinellas coast, resulting in the death of manatees threatened and endangered sea turtles. Pinellas County water quality monitoring on Tuesday showed medium and high cell counts of K shortthe organism that […]

Red tide likely responsible for fly population surge: experts

Researchers have recorded similar increases in fly populations after previous natural disasters, including hurricanes and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – If you feel like the flies have been very “swarming” this summer, you’re not alone. The Tampa Bay area’s social media is “buzzing” with complaints of people noticing flies in their […]

Stream red tide levels on beaches

July 28, 2021 through The Gabber Photo courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. While things looked better on the Gulf beaches this past weekend, Pinellas County reported on Wednesday July 27 that red tide conditions were persisting or worsening off the Pinellas coast. “After brief improvements over the weekend, red tide conditions […]

Red tide levels in Tampa Bay are at their highest in years, study finds

Research compiled from the FWC and NOAA shows that red tide levels have not been so high since 1971 in Middle Tampa Bay. TAMPA, Fla .– Red tide cleanup efforts have been suspended in Pinellas County, but the impacts of toxic algae blooms continue to impact the Tampa Bay area. If you thought this year’s […]

Beachgoers: Clearwater Beach seems to be improving despite the red tide

People are flocking to Clearwater Beach despite the FWC’s report of average Karenia Brevis concentrations. CLEARWATER, Fla. — On Friday afternoon, crowds of people could be seen along Clearwater Beach. The latest FWC report shows average levels of Karenia Brevis detected in Clearwater Beach waters. This means that people could have breathing problems due to […]

Mithi River rising even when there is no high tide should be a wake-up call for Mumbai: BJP MLA

The flooding of the Mithi River and the Bhandup sewage treatment plant should be a wake-up call for Mumbai, and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray should immediately convene a meeting of all elected officials, academics and experts to find a solution to the problem. the crisis that has left the city partially paralyzed, Ashish Shelar, BJP […]

Red Tide FAQ: What to know about the bloom impacting Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The red tide is back along Florida’s Gulf Coast, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – and it’s back with a vengeance. As memories of a severe bloom from several years ago linger, coupled with concerns about a sewage breach at Piney Point in Manatee County earlier this […]

Red tide closes most of the Massachusetts coast for shellfish fishing

A toxic red tide has led to a ban on shellfish fishing along most of the Massachusetts coast, causing further disruption to the state’s seafood market following multiple rain-fed shutdowns , according to state officials. Harvesting of all bivalve shellfish, including clams, oysters, mussels and scallops, and carnivorous snails has been banned Friday until further […]

Red Tide Update: Flower Concentrations Found in 5 Tampa Bay Counties

Red tide at North Shore Park on July 15, 2021. (WFLA Photo/Megan Gannon) TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Red tide concentrations were detected in 86 water samples from five counties in the Tampa Bay area this week, according to the latest update from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The update released on Friday evening […]

‘Sunny Day’ high tide flooding could soon affect much of Florida’s coast

A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that coastal communities across the country experienced record flooding at high tide last year. Nicole LeBoeuf, acting director of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, said the eastern Gulf of Mexico, including Florida, saw nine days of flooding last year. That’s a 600% increase since the […]

Moon ‘Wobble’ in 2030s will increase high tide flooding in New Jersey and coastal Delaware towns, NASA study finds – NBC10 Philadelphia

Coastal communities, from the Jersey Shore to Miami to Southern California, are likely to see a dramatic increase in high tide flooding beginning in the mid-2030s as rising sea levels sea ​​due to climate change is aligning with natural changes in the moon’s orbit, a new NASA study warns. High tide flooding, also known as […]

Some fear the high levels of the red tide will wreak havoc on seagrass beds, causing more problems for marine life

SARASOTA COUNTY (WFLA) – There has been a record number of manatee deaths so far in 2021. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recorded 841 deaths between January 1 and July 2. That number surpasses the state’s annual record since the rear in 2013. Scientists blame the poor water quality in the Indian River […]

Can I swim at red tide?

Red tide can cause severe symptoms in some people with underlying respiratory issues. TAMPA, Florida – The red tide is affecting many beautiful waterways in the Tampa Bay area, causing Dead Sea life to wash up on shore. In addition to being incredibly smelly, algae blooms can have negative effects on your health when you’re […]

NASA warns the moon’s wobble could dramatically affect the tide and cause severe flooding

Hurricanes and other extreme weather events have already become more frequent and severe due to global climate change. However, there is a smaller, less visible threat on the horizon that could devastate America’s shores. (Photo: Getty Images) Harmful floods High tide flooding, often referred to as “nuisance flooding”, occurs in coastal areas when tides rise […]

Red tide creeping south, high levels affecting Sarasota and Manatee counties

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (WFLA) – Red tide has been plaguing Tampa Bay and parts of Pinellas County for weeks. Now the harmful algal bloom is heading south. The latest red tide sample map from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows high concentrations of red tide from Anna Maria Island to Turtle Beach on […]

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