Have I Been Here Before?


2515 Sunset (1 of 1)

I’m not sure that if I’ve posted this image before, so if I have, my apologies.

Poor Southwest Florida is struggling through a horrible bout of red tide. It’s as if the Gulf Of Mexico is ill. 

I won’t go into details, but an incredible amount of sealife has died from this horrible situation. It’s a health risk to humans to inhale the airborne toxins. There have been reports of life guards on the beach wearing gas masks. From what I understand, no one is on the beaches anyway and businesses are suffering.

You can read more about this here. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2683400/

It’s extremely sad and has gone on in the area that we visit for nine months now. The only thing that is some consolation, is that this is not ALL due to man-made pollution.

There are reports of red tide dating back to the 1600’s. It helps a little to know that the sea life did return to healthy levels over time. 

So…I’m posting this image of a dramatic sunset in the hopes that by some twist of fate, Mother Nature, who is all about drama, will find a way to heal the waters.

9 thoughts on “Have I Been Here Before?

  1. I have seen some of the images posted of the red tide but I had no idea it had been going on for so long. What a shame those beautiful beaches have to go through this. Perhaps it is natures way of preventing too many people from abusing the beaches. You suggest it will return to normal over time and then the people will come back. It could be one of those circle of life things.

  2. Maybe this potential hurricane George will finally get the water moving and some new water will replace the old smelly stuff.. We certainly hope so. Not much longer before we expect to back in Venice.

    Ken

    On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 8:25 PM A WINDOW INTO THE WOODS wrote:

    > zannyro posted: ” I’m not sure that if I’ve posted this image before, so > if I have, my apologies. Poor Southwest Florida is struggling through a > horrible bout of red tide. It’s as if the Gulf Of Mexico is ill. I won’t > go into details, but an incredible amount of seal” >

    1. I’ve wondered if the hurricane might help some…fingers crossed. We were talking about the fact that you’ll be headed there before you know it…Pack some extra face masks, just in case. John had to wear some when he was there.

  3. I remember seeing red tide in Baja in the spring of the year (way back when…) and I know how it impacts everything. The colder weather will fix it, but you have to wonder, is this going to be the way of the future as we have hotter summers?

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