John W said:
Yesterday the inshore water was ok anywhere south of BGP. The beaches on North Captiva were mostly clear of dead fish, and are nice. Boca Grande Pass smelled like a dumpster with a tideline of rotting fish. No tarpon off the beach at Boca Grande, but I’m seeing bait and porpoises this morning....I think the issue at this point is mostly dead rotting fish, versus active red tide in this area.the rain last night + an east wind and big tides is helping. But if you want a day at the beach you need to head south of Boca Grande.
C F Mike said:
Does anyone know if the Red Tide goes any distance offshore outside of Stump Pass??. We have a week trip planned at Buchan's Landing in Lemon Bay starting on 6-30. Also hoping its not to bad in Lemon Bay for the ride in and out. Or at Buchans for our week stay.Any info will helpThanks, Mike
John W said:
I talked to someone who had run out of Stump Pass yesterday, he said it’s horrible up there. But once you get offshore you are fine.
Wink news and the other local media want to place this solely on the Lake O releases. It is much more than that. My neighborhood on the Peace River got 20 inches of rain in a week . That much rain will turn any river dark. Wink wants to trot out tourists and senior citizens and get them to **** and moan about the Lake O releases. Yeah buddy rainwater by itself does not feed karenia brevis (red tide). Freshwater discharges are not directly responsible for red tide but they ARE indirectly responsible for longer and more intense red tide blooms. Karenia brevis benefits from the algae that grows as a result of nutrient-rich water (filled with nitrogen and other fertilizers) being dumped from Lake O. Lake O is not 100% of the problem, but it basically is.
Also, for anyone curious. Go look up the effects a brevetoxin has on humans.