Thursday, April 12, 2018

Red tide was found in background concentrations in two water sample taken from Gulf County this week



Red tide was found in background concentrations in two water sample taken from Gulf County this week.

According to the state's midweek red tide report, there were two positive samples found in Gulf County and one in Bay county so far this week.

The report does not specify from which water the samples were collected.

Red Tide is an organism that in large enough concentrations releases a neurotoxin that can kill fish and even affect humans with eye, nose and throat irritation.

In 2015 a persistent red tide bloom decimated the scallop population in St. Joe Bay.

Researchers are still working to restore the bay scallop population in Gulf County.


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