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Dolphins, with their acrobatic antics, are natural favorites of boaters, tourists and anyone who lives, works or enjoys Florida’s waterways. So when they began washing up on our shores this summer — along with thousands of dead fish, and even manatees — it sparked a passionate wave of outrag…

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After a couple weeks of reprieve, red tide is back in Southwest Florida. In case there’s any doubt, this is the same red tide bloom that’s been plaguing us since late October of 2017. It’s also the same bloom that is currently on Florida’s east coast, and likely the same bloom that’s up in t…

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I’m tired of all the negative “news” about our algae problems. We are hearing about horror and devastation. There certainly have been very devastating fish kills and we have suffered severe loss of life. However, the other side of this is we do still have fish and healthy places to enjoy our…

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Southwest Florida may be on the down side of the red tide bloom that’s tormented the Gulf Coast for more than a year.

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Dolphins, with their acrobatic antics, are natural favorites of boaters, tourists and anyone who lives, works or enjoys Florida’s waterways. So when they began washing up on our shores this summer — along with thousands of dead fish, and even manatees — it sparked a passionate wave of outrag…

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After a couple weeks of reprieve, red tide is back in Southwest Florida. In case there’s any doubt, this is the same red tide bloom that’s been plaguing us since late October of 2017. It’s also the same bloom that is currently on Florida’s east coast, and likely the same bloom that’s up in t…

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SARASOTA — Cynthia Heil envisions Mote Marine Laboratory’s new research Red Tide Institute becoming a hub of innovative research for red tide and other harmful algae.

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ENGLEWOOD — Three special scientific seminar talks are scheduled to better educate the public about red tide and other toxic algae.

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I’m tired of all the negative “news” about our algae problems. We are hearing about horror and devastation. There certainly have been very devastating fish kills and we have suffered severe loss of life. However, the other side of this is we do still have fish and healthy places to enjoy our…

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Learn about Florida red tide blooms — including the challenging bloom of 2017-18 — during a Boca Grande red tide forum featuring scientists, university professors and wildlife rehabilitators.

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ENGLEWOOD — Paige Bakhaus, organizer of the fourth annual Paddlefest at Englewood Beach, announced Wednesday that the event is canceled for this weekend.

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Let’s explore the facts of red tide. We hear so many varied “facts,” and often they contradict one another. Many come from sources we want to trust. But many have agendas to promote. How do we determine what to believe?

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A group of scientists and experts weighed in on the Gulf Coast's ongoing destructive red tide and the nutrients that feed them at a forum held this week at Venice City Hall.

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This year, while all eyes and focus were along our coast, something was happening in the Harbor that went mostly unnoticed. And no, it wasn’t red tide. Red tide cannot grow in salinities less than 18 practical salinity units, and the entire upper Harbor was much fresher than that all summer …

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A miracle would be dandy. But just a little luck would do for now, say local sellers of fun, sun and surf.