The true state of America’s coastal and waterways: Thousands of tons of dead marine life is impacting the US every month and it’s getting worse
Manatee, marine life fatalities add up
A dead manatee floated up in Anna Maria Sound Aug. 26 to the dock at the Sunrise Lane home of Holmes Beach Commissioner Judy Titsworth.
She said there were only a few dead fish on the waterway, but red tide is suspected in the manatee death.
She said a team from Mote Marine Laboratory was on its way to collect the manatee. Islander Courtesy Photo: Judy Titsworth
Below is just a handful of fish-die-offs in August which impacted the US, these catastrophes are mostly only covered by local news stations and never linked together nationally which keeps the "big picture" out of the eyes of the greater public who understandably have no idea of the carnage, our oceans and waterways are dying.