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Anxiety grows about red tide bloom 5-15 miles off northeast Gulf of Mexico local beaches

It’s like Florida’s version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy. Karenia brevis is not believed to be caused by man-made pollution such as agricultural runoff, and historical accounts of what is believed to be the same red tide date back to the 1700s. Read the rest here 13:59