Update on Red Tide

The Sunshine City and its sparkling waterfront parks recently became the center of Tampa Bay's red tide crisis.  Rafts of dead fish were washing ashore quickly, and workers picked up tons of dead marine life from the coastline in recent weeks.

Scientists continue to detect high levels of Red Tide through the bay and in the gulf, with no sign of immediate relief on the horizon.  "It's here. It's bad. And there's not much we can do other than make sure we're all communicating well," Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Director Eric Sutton told the Tampa Bay Times. "There's no signs that necessarily it's going to be coming to an end soon, but I've learned enough not to try to predict Red Tide either."

Innovation District member, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have established a page dedicated to obtaining more information about the Red Tide.  Visit Red Tide FAQ | FWC (myfwc.com)

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