Red tide off Florida coast continues to kill wildlife
FORT MYERS, Fla. (WSVN) -- Wildlife officials on Florida's southwest coast made a disturbing discovery this weekend.
Red tide claimed the lives of almost 150 manatees this year.
That's four times as many deaths from the toxic algae than last year. "This is the first time I've ever seen one pulled out," said Susan Johannes. "Yes, and I'm really sorry about it, and I hope that they do more for the manatees."
The current red tide has affected 70 miles of coastline.
The news is not all bad, however. Almost every live manatee that's been rescued has survived.
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