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Is There Red Tide in South Walton, Florida on 30A Beaches?

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by MRBS, Sep 13, 2018 at 5:52 PM.

  1. MRBS

    MRBS Beach Lover

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    6BCE5F45-F81C-433C-999F-76EDA8D2695A.jpeg Seems a bit of it in Seacrest today 71D52B93-021E-4BE6-B2E9-AAAB0F0450F2.jpeg
     
  2. jodiFL

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    I just read in NWFL daily news that there are traces of it showing up in Walton County.
     
  3. Gray35

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    Just came back from the beach at Watersound and there are dead fish everywhere.....noticed it in the air yesterday.
     
  4. Jim Tucker

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    Yes - affected us yesterday in Seaside.
     
  5. Lake View Too

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    Do you have any photos so we can see the extent of it?
     
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  7. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Red Tide is definitely here. Went to WaterColor yesterday and walking over to the FOOW restaurant, I suddenly felt it in my throat, tasted and smelled it all at once. It is very distinctive. Coughing fits until I went indoors. Seems to be low level at this point.
     
  8. UofL

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    Yes. At Seaside we started coughing yesterday as have others. Alright on bikes this am. Alright at pool. Had to leave beach. Suspected red tide. Walked over to beach before heading to 45 Central paella night, coughing. But not a hurricane. We will adapt. Ellen
     
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    We were at Grayton Beach State Park today and had the cough and irritated throat.
     
  10. mrshammel

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    Hi there, just popping in here to see if there has been any conversation about red tide. We had a beach vacation ruined at Sanibel in August because of red tide. I was also sick for 3 weeks after due to the respiratory stuff. We planned a trip for next Friday through Tuesday in hopes of redeeming that awful trip. Then I see one of my friend’s Instagram pics and she is showing dead fish. I am borderline freaking out. It’s our anniversary as well. Can someone tell me if we are dealing with the respiratory stuff only or if also dealing with dead fish and how bad it is??? I wish I had purchased trip insurance. It was beyond HORRIBLE in SW FL and I will just be so upset if it ruins this trip too. We are staying in Seacrest. Help??
     
  11. James Bentwood

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    IMO not bad at all. I haen't noticed it but once last week when the surf was up with a breeze off the Gulf. I've been out every day since and haven't noticed it. The water has been pretty calm and clear. The beaches were pretty crowded also.

    Keep an eye here for reports and don't freak.
     
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  12. Jimmy T

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    Agree. Same thing at Grayton Beach. One or two days last week where you could tell that it was there and no hint of it this weekend. Hope it stays that way.
     
  13. Beacie

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    I have the same concerns as mrshammel and also plan to stay on 30A this week. I read today that Panama City Beach had medium concentrations of red tide. We stayed in Seagrove in October 2007, when red tide was present. I started coughing as soon as I got out of the car at the beach house. At that time, I coughed even at the mall. It wasn't just beachside. The cough lingered for several weeks after I returned home. Please keep us updated on how 30A is affected. I've been subscribing to the Florida Wildlife and Fisheries weekly reports since 2007, but another report won't be out until Wednesday afternoon. Thank you.
     
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    I agree with the two other reports. Mild and infrequent. We will keep posting what we see and feel.
     
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    THANK YOU!!!!
     
  17. mrshammel

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    My biggest concern honestly is not the respiratory it’s the dead sea life. I can handle the air. It’s the death. After being at Sanibel and unable to go to the beach because of the swath of death for miles I can take the lesser of the two evils. With PCB having medium concentrations it’s really scary that it could creep down to Seacrest. Praying my heart out.
     
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    Awesome!
     
  20. Beacie

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    Could an "insider" tell us the direction of how the movements usually occur? East or west? Talked to someone who was in Destin yesterday who said air was fine there and not even a jellyfish on the beach.
     

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