Red Tide in Tampa Bay

Video produced by: Praech Production

Tampa Bay has been impacted by an epic event of red tide, killing massive amounts of fish, dolphins, and other marine wildlife. Hear from Capt Dustin Pack, (one of our board members and local fishing guide) and from Maya Burke, Assistant Director of Tampa Bay Estuary Program, on how Red Tide has had devastating impacts on our economy and livelihood. It has been stinking up our waterfronts while causing respiratory and other health issues. Red tide has been amplified by the Piney Point disaster which dumped a massive amount of nutrient rich water, an increase in development and continued discharge of treated sewage.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is conducting red tide (K.brevis) sampling.

For the current status of Red Tide, please visit: https://myfwc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=87162eec3eb846218cec711d16462a72

For more information on their sampling, visit their site at https://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/

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