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Waters off Florida Keys hit with rare red tide - It's prime suspect in fish kills

by Jenny Staletovich 3 Sep 2018 06:35 UTC
University of Miami spokeswoman Diana Udel collected dead fish earlier this month after spotting them west of Marathon. © Diana Udel

A rare red tide has spread across waters off the Florida Keys, likely triggering numerous fish kills reported by anglers.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission scientists began tracking Karenia brevis, the algae that makes up red tide, in southwest Florida north of Monroe County several months ago. On Feb. 19, they reported elevated levels near Sandy Key on the western edge of Florida Bay.

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For more information visit USA: Red Tide along Gulf Coast report.

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