kroc

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  1. That's really scary. Dolphins are among the smartest fish in the sea, if they can't avoid the red tide what chance do the other species have.
  2. Haven't been out myself but starting to hear positive reports regarding red tide. Not ready to drink the kool aid yet. This bloom is like Michael Myers, Jason, Chucky, and Godzilla rolled into one.
  3. Can't believe the magnitude of this bloom. It seems never ending.
  4. Dunnedin area looked good as of yesterday. Seems like the area of concentration on the gulf coast has shrunk for now. Looks like a little north of Sarasota to Madeira is the bio mass right now. Would like to here some east coast reports if anyone has them.
  5. Looks like southwest fl. is finally catching a break Pinellas county area not so much. East coast is spotty as well depending on which report you believe.
  6. Took a ride on Saturday to the closest gulf beach from my home (Indian Rocks). Did see a few dead floaters out there and there were workers searching for dead fish on the beach trying to look inconspicuous. Didn't experience any respiratory problems. Was shocked out how empty the area was. Motels with half empty parking lots, parking spots easily accessible that normally on a weekend would be impossible. I guess this is what the beaches were like 40 years ago before the northern invasion. LOL
  7. Madera Beach this AM. Despite an east wind for a few days water clarity was not good. Not a ton of life fish wise. Did see a manatee and a few dolphins. No dead fish on the beach or odor. With that wind the water should be crystal blue not brownish.
  8. I gotta be honest. What on God's green earth does this have to do with red tide?
  9. Anyone have any red tide reports from the Tampa Bay, Weedon Island etc...? From everything I'm hearing it's more of a gulf beach issue. I drive the Howard Franklin everyday and haven't noticed anything obvious.
  10. It's mind blowing the amount of coastline that this bloom is effecting. The only question that remains is how long is the recovery process. My guess is the fishery damage will take many years to return to normal. I see catch and release only for many species for awhile.
  11. Shouldn't they be posting no swimming signs on these beaches? Seems there is a lot of denial and cover up going on. Scooping up the dead fish doesn't mean the water is safe for swimming or even breathing the air.
  12. This is a firsthand account. Dead fish are washing up on Honeymoon Island. Just might have to go to Pensacola to avoid this crap.
  13. This is not a firsthand report but it looks like dead fish are washing up on several Pinellas County gulf beaches. It was only a matter of time.
  14. Thanks to those who posted reports. 9/3 report: Madiera Beach area still looks good. Plenty of life out there, no evidence of red tide that I could see. Boca Ciega bay (S. Pasadena) area looked good as well. Plenty of mullet jumping and dolphin activity. Hopefully this tropical storm has some positive affects for SW FL.
  15. Thought it would be a good idea to start a red tide thread. My hope is our members will give real time reports of where the red tide is as observed firsthand. Simply say where you were and what time and what you observed. Feel free to give reports of red tide free beaches as well.