Discussion in 'The Pub' started by 84superchamp, Aug 2, 2018.
Siesta Key?? So nice there!
I'm not giving you a like for that!
Or for some Taco Bell
Do some research. Red Tide blooms are NOT cause by pollutants... Here's the reality from a west coast FL resident, professor and tenured research pro:
He taught my oceanography class in college.
I live in Cape Coral and have been taking a visiting friend fishing the past week. Stayed in the canal system and didn't go into the river until a couple days ago. No red tide but there were small clumps of algae in the water. Ran out to Tarpon Point to get gas, the whole thing has really impacted their business. Yesterday when fishing near the river I started sneezing and my buddy said his throat started getting scratchy so maybe that was due to the whole thing. The red tide seems to be abating along with the algae but it has really hit the local tourism and fishing related industries hard. I think quite a few will go out of business.
Not a loaded question, just wondering if the water temperature plays any part in the red tide phenomenon?
FWIW - A real estate agent I talked to a few weeks ago (who has been in the area all her life) told me that this often happens the year after a hurricane. Go figure.
I was down past Fort Myers a couple weeks ago. You could smell the rotting fish a mile inland. I walked out on the beach and there were dead fish as far as the eye could see. Nothing big, largest one was an 18 inch barracuda. It was eerie, no birds anywhere.
The sand smelled so bad that even though I rinsed off my sandals, when I got home I threw them and my car mats out.
Even if he's right that Chelated Iron is the only chemical that feeds the Red Tide algae, I think there's a more plausible source for it than dust particles from North Africa.
Just left Sarasota. Still plenty of dead fish washed upon the shore.
It's October 24th.....
What i'm wondering is if the iron-loaded sand from africa is pulled into atlantic hurricanes?
Oops, looks like @AhabFlanders covered this.
Was just at Cocoa Beach. No red tide I could see even with a drone. Some said there was a bit by the pier. Came back home, and a day later the CB news reported many dead fish washing ashore in Port Canaveral. The had just launched an Atlas V just after midnight as well. Proximity of that could be more likely. I've not heard other reports of late.
Miami Beach had some significant red tide when I was there.
Definitely thought this title was about a different type of Red tide:
As Snowbird season approaches here in FL, you don't hear a thing about the Red Tide.
Well, thinking about Uncles and Cousins who have been going down to FL this time of year, there's basically no Plan B. They've leased out the house to another in NY and they've paid in advance for their usual living arrangements in FL. They told Smitty and Aunt Edna they'd be going and so they're going. And they don't swim in the Ocean (or Gulf) any more than most folks in SoCal swim in the Pacific.
The water could be on fire and they wouldn't say anything. All they know is, they can't stand Florida in August and they cannot stand Rochester in February - that's all we need to know.
I got out of my car yesterday afternoon at a bar on the beach in Indialantic, FL and started coughing immediately. Nose running and eyes watering. Never even got to the bar, got back in the car and left. I live about a half mile from the beach here and have not even noticed it, so maybe it was just a bad day for it.
Fortunately, Pensacola is far enough North that we haven't had any Red Tide problems, but the Northern Gulf Coast has had more than it's share of hurricanes lately.