Dead fish on the beach in Saint Petersburg, FLA.

Red tide season brings health and economic issues to Southwest Florida. What are the causes?

Factors that set the stage for the massive red tide are sunlight, nutrients in the water, speed and direction of the current. These algae can bloom anywhere from a week, months or even longer. In 2021, they are specially strengthened by phosphate runoff from a local industry.

Red tide season brings health and economic issues to Southwest Florida. What are the causes? Read More ยป