By: Danny Berger
As many of you may know, Lee and Collier county beaches can unfortunately be affected by red tide. Red tide in southwest Florida is a naturally occurring phenomenon that can last anywhere from a few days to well over a year, and thankfully the beaches have started to look pretty good again for the last month and a half. This past summer was particularly bad for red tide, which led to a little bit of hysteria and false information about red tide at our beaches. With that being said, I wanted to help set the record straight about red tide in southwest Florida and provide a bunch of reliable red tide resources all in one place for people to see. For starters, check out Collier County Pollution Control’s red tide facts and myths video/PowerPoint, it has a ton of really useful (and scientifically backed) information about red tide.
Also, check out the compiled list below for more information regarding red tide in southwest Florida: