Red tide bloom confirmed from Dixie to Pasco 40-90 miles offshore

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed a large-scale offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico between Dixie and Pasco counties.

Citizens have reported observations of thousands of dead and dying bottom-dwelling reef fish, including  grouper, hogfish, white grunt, triggerfish and snapper, as well as sea turtles and crabs, to the FWC’s Fish Kill Hotline. Water quality is poor in the region with several reports of black water.

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