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Florida fights back against red tide deaths
21st March 2019

By Sandra Pearce

More than 16,000 redfish will be released into south-west Florida waters in an effort to recover the thousands of animals killed by red tide, the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida said.

More than 2,000 tons of marine wildlife washed ashore as a red tide algae bloom choked Florida’s Gulf Coast for months last year. Red tide results from toxins released by dead algae blooms.

The toxins, which can be steered by wind and water currents, are deadly to wildlife, including fish, reports the CNN.