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capetonian



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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Location: Florida

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

d0uglass wrote:
Miami is good, but stay away from the Gulf Coast.

Have rarely been able to get in the ocean since July here in SW Florida (Naples to Tampa area) because of super nasty toxic red tide and piles of dead fish, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, whale sharks, etc. on the beach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLV27fEPdHY

There's only like one river in the area that doesn't have a toxic algae bloom or fecal bacteria or something in it that makes it unsafe for humans. I've been paddling in that one river a lot and it's getting boring. I've acquired a cough that never goes away and keeps me up at night and I've been using an asthma inhaler again for the first time since I was 12 years old. Florida is becoming the new New Jersey in terms of environmental disasters related to overdevelopment and lax pollution laws.

Also blew my toy savings on a surfski kayak this year so no foil purchase this year.

Womp womp.


Oh no, supposed to be in St Petes over Thanksgiving. Change destination or hope cleared up by then?
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samson_jerome



Joined: 11 Jun 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fingers crossed, the red tide problem was never as acute in the Tampa Bay Area as it was further south. Never enough to keep us off the water that whole time. Hopefully even less of a problem as the temperatures start dropping. See updated status here: http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus
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