Red tides cause massive fish kills all along Southwest Florida

The weather is perfect for a beach day, but the water far from it.

Red tides are causing massive fish die-offs along southwest Florida.

The water has a deep rusty color and thousands of dead fish line the shore. At some places, sea birds are picking away at what’s left behind.

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According to Officials working at Florida Fish and Wildlife, North Longboat Key and Siesta Beach show the highest levels of red tide – an algae bloom producing toxic chemicals. For humans, these chemicals cause respiratory irritation, but for marine organisms and some birds, it’s often deadly.

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Officials qualify this red tide as one of the worst ever seen in Florida. Birds are starting to collapse as they get incredibly sick after eating the dead fish.

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Meanwhile, Mexico has hired 80 workers to remove thousands of dead fish on the shores of Matamoros, near the Texas border.

The red tide comes in and it’s gone, but then a few weeks later you start getting all of these sick birds in, so it can take awhile for it to develop. The bird apocalypse is only a month away!

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