Red Tide was found in one water sample from the St. Joe Bay in Gulf County last week.
The algae was found in 1 location from water samples taken on September the 7th.
Red tide was found in background concentrations in mid St. Joe Bay..
Red Tide is a microscopic marine algae called Karenia brevis.
In large enough concentrations its toxin paralyzes the central nervous system of fish so they cannot breathe – leading to fish kills.
Red tide can even affect humans causing skin, eye and throat irritation.