The Herald-Tribune reports that visitors piled into the parking lot of Venice Beach, got out of their cars, started hacking, coughing and sneezing and then quickly left. It's toxic, too: Reports of red tide first were reported in November 2017, and at least 400 stranded and dead sea turtles have been pulled from Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Sarasota county waters since, according to the Naples News-Press.
"We came for the shark teeth, but we're going to have to move somewhere else", said Sol Whitten, who came from a county north of Tampa with his wife, six grandchildren and his daughter-in-law.
Large numbers of fish, turtles and other marine life are getting sick and dying along Florida's Southwest coast where there are high concentrations of toxic red tide algae.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now examining samples of the algae from different locations along the west coast.
FWC officials also want to quickly remove the bodies of dead marine life because their decomposition only works to fuel an already relentless red tide bloom. Currents may push the blooms to shore and chemical conditions on the shoreline can help the algae sustain itself. Polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee are blamed for the toxic algae problems. Instead, they're strewn with the corpses of dead marine creatures, victims of a red tide.
FWC says the muscle of crab, shrimp and lobster are not affected by Red Tide toxins. Fanara said there was an 18-month bloom that spanned the state from 2004-2006. FWC arrived and is helping to transport the manatee to SeaWorld in Orlando, where it will be treated and monitored until it can be released back into the wild.