Wink News was the first TV station to pick it up and report about it. The Wink News Team did a good job reporting the facts and investigating the reports. Unbiased Lee and without judgement.
Everyone thinks this happens somewhere else Third World Countries, Things like this don't happen anymore in America and is in the past. But yet here we are and it is in my backyard! Effecting me and my community as well as many others.
ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida
I personally think the title ABC 7 gave there video is a bit rude and obnoxious. They could have better spent there time Investigating, well going on the report that said there was a very minute amount of red tide suggesting that such low levels are highly unlikely to kill, Or at least in this vast amount of numbers. And in that suggest that there is likely some other chemical and /or cause in the water too? Now some or the reporting was decent just felt a little rushed.
How about lets look at what causes red tide in the first place. When do they happen? And is there correlation to other events like water releases from dams, lakes and Nuclear power plants? Hell we have all 3 on this side and that is just one river! Just saying it is funny how the only time we have red tide is when "they" Have "there" Water releases! Have even heard of some blaming Even other factors such as Sugar Plantations, Pesticides, Fertilizers and even yes my friend Yard Chemicals. Just maybe it is a combination of all the above? When these combinations combines fresh-ish "if one can call it that" with saltwater.
A GOOGLE Search Turned up what follows.
Red tide is a phenomenon caused by algal blooms (Wikipedia definition) during which algae become so numerous that they discolor coastal waters (hence the name "red tide"). The algal bloom may also deplete oxygen in the waters and/or release toxins that may cause illness in humans and other animals.
Red tides are caused by an explosive growth and accumulation of certain microscopic algae, predominantly dinoflagellates, in coastal waters. Some species of dinoflagellates produce toxins that are among the most potent known to man. ... The most troublesome species in the Gulf of Mexico is Karenia brevis.
Jump to Causes - Red tide is a common name for a phenomenon known as an algal bloom (large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms) when it is caused by a few species of dinoflagellates and the bloom takes on a red or brown color.
oceanservice.noaa.gov › Ocean Facts
Apr 28, 2016 - A red tide is one type of harmful algal bloom. ... This bloom, like many HABs, iscaused by microscopic algae that produce toxins that kill fish ...
myfwc.com › Research › Red Tide
In Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, the species that causes most red tides is Karenia brevis, often abbreviated as K. brevis. To distinguish K. brevis blooms from ...
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
What causes a Florida red tide? Has coastal (nutrient) pollution caused the Florida red tide? Are Florida red tides always red? Why are red tides harmful?
serc.carleton.edu › Microbial Life › Topics of Interest
Created by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University What is Red Tide? Red tide is a phenomenoncaused by algal blooms during which algae become so ...
www.livescience.com › Planet Earth
Mar 11, 2013 - A red tide is caused by an increase in the population of toxic algae. ... Scientists sometimes refer to red tides as harmful algal blooms or HABs.
This type of bloom is caused by a species of dinoflagellate known as Karenia ... In the case of Floridared tides, these mortalities are caused by exposure to a ...
These red tides that cause illnesses are technically called "Harmful Algal Blooms" and some ocean researchers spend many hours trying to determine why they ...
Although there are many negative effects caused by a red tide, there is a unique positive side effect. In some areas, phytoplankton that are bioluminescent put on ...
Google "Fish Kill":
Of known causes, fish kills are most frequently caused by pollution from agricultural runoff or biotoxins. Ecological hypoxia (oxygen depletion) is one of the most common natural causes of fish kills. The hypoxic event may be brought on by factors such as algae blooms, droughts, high temperatures and thermal pollution.
May 2, 2016 - Many, but not all, fish kills in the summer result from low concentrations of dissolved oxygen in the water. Fish, like all other complex life forms, need oxygen to survive. They get theirs in the form of oxygen gas dissolved in the water.
United States Geological Survey
Mar 25, 2016 - Fish kill in Florida: 'Heartbreaking images' seen for miles ... The Indian River Lagoon in central Florida littered with dead, rotting fish; "All up and ...
The Southwest Regional Office of the Commission covers 13 southwest Florida counties and receives between 100 and 150 fish kill reports each year.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
www.mnn.com › Earth Matters › Climate & Weather
Mar 28, 2016 - Pollutants carried into the Indian River Lagoon by January rains have led to one of the worst fish kills in decades. (Photo: Karissa ...
Fish kills occur for a variety of reasons such as natural water chemistry, biological changes, chemical pollution or miscellaneous human activity.