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

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  1. Jimmy T

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    In my experience, it's pretty unpredictable. A good sourc of information is FWC:
    Red Tide - Statewide Status
     
  2. Garrett Horn

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    My brother is a marine biologist, and he said the outlook was a steady wind towards the east, for a while, and this would most likely keep it closer to Panama City Beach and away from Walton beaches. If you can monitor the wind direction, you most likely can avoid it.
     
  3. Teresa

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    There is only one day last week that I noticed the red ride in the air.
     
  4. mrshammel

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    Thank you!!!
     
  5. photocat2005

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    We just returned from Seagrove and were in the gulf, literally each day 9/12 - 9/17. Having never experienced red tide, I didn't notice anything. The fish were very much alive and kept after our feet and legs so much I had to get out of the water.

    That said when we left on 9/18 my husband was not feeling well at all (it was crazy hot and humid all week and the beds in our house were hard as rocks so we didn't sleep well - we figured it was that combination) and he has developed a nasty, wet cough. He ran a low-grade fever for about a day if that. Now he feels okay but the bad cough lingers. We heard about red tide in the area on our last day (after we had already been in the gulf that morning of course) and he jokingly said he's got the red tide. I didn't think so but maybe he is right?
     
  6. Kurt Lischka

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    Very possible.
     
  7. Jimmy T

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    It was pretty bad in Grayton yesterday. Lots of dead fish and respiratory irritation.
     
  8. Paintmn

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    At whale tails area no dead fish but was respiratory irritation was def present as many beach goers were commenting
     
  9. Teresa

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    I've had the cough today and yesterday anywhere outdoors including bayside in Pt Washington
     
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  11. Lake View Too

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    Medium bad at Eastern Lake and Dune Allen. Irritation for sure.
     
  12. Kaydence

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    WMBB had a reporter today (saw the report) saying there were no dead fish on the beaches but that isn't true from the actual videos being posted.
     
  13. Lake View Too

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    Where are the videos? The only ones I have seen were from a week ago in PCB and photos from Mexico Beach.
     
  14. Wuchie

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    Lots and lots of dead fish at Walton Dunes Beach access today ... so sad.
     
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  15. Kaydence

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    LVT...All of them I have seen are on facebook. NWFL Daily News did one just today...I'll post that link.



    Frank Day also posted one last (last week) which the Daily KOS has asked to use...

    here are some images from today...
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  16. Teresa

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    Saw a news clip out on Seagrove Beach today with dead dish, eel and shrimp. Not a ton but plenty to show. Lots of coughing by reporter.
     
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  18. Lake View Too

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    This is definitely worse than I was hoping. The Irritation is more pronounced and steady today than yesterday. The only good thing to report is that a lot more Rick Scott supporters seem to be going belly up on Facebook these days.
     
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    They are more worried about KavaNAW! :)
     
  20. Bob

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    What possible link is there to Darth Vader Scott and Red Tide?
     

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