Nearly 300 Sea Turtles Dead As Red Tide Plagues Southwest Florida

Very sad state of Florida politics…the refusal to correct the drainage problems of Lake O.

Karma Yoga Daily

By Lorraine Chow via Eco Watch, thanks to Truth Theory

Hundreds of sea turtles have washed up dead along the southwest Florida coast as an ongoing red tide event persists in the waters.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has logged 287 sea turtle deaths since the virulent algal bloom started in October, the Associated Press reported.

That figure is twice the average number of turtle deaths in those waters each year, Allen Foley of the commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute told the AP on Thursday.

Foley explained that the turtles get sick and die when their food gets contaminated by toxic bloom.

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