Florida’s annual King Tide to bring record-breaking hazardous red tide even closer to shore wreaking more havoc
It’s massive and it’s the longest in more than a decade.
The Florida red tide bloom now stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to Fort Lauderdale, almost two-thirds of the panhandle killing an astonishing amount of fish, animals and birds and stinking beaches and it’s about to get much worse. Full story here
The soon-to-arrive King Tide, when high tide is at it’s highest is about to bring the red tide, already wreaking havoc, even closer inland.
According to AccuWeather.com, “King Tide is a very high, high tide that occurs when the sun, moon and Earth are aligned and the moon is at its closest to Earth,” Stephanie Kettle, a spokesperson from the MOTE Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, said.
"Although the King Tide would affect the Atlantic coast more so than the Gulf Coast, the increase in tidal range will still result in a larger volume of gulf water entering the estuaries, and that could push populations of K. brevis further into the estuaries and bays.