Over 3 million pounds of fish cleaned up on Fla. beaches
A red tide bloom that started around June 11 has already produced millions of dead fish.
breaks, my heart breaks my heart, carol andrews lives in Largo. She and her sister are enjoying the beach the best they can despite the red tide, we bought some Vicks to put in our nose to kind of subdue the smell and it's helping a bit. What's also helping are the crews working to rake up the dead fish and get them off the beach From action. Air one. You can see them working up and down the beaches. Mhm. We wrote on the beach with Pinellas County, where you could see miles and miles of dead fish washed ashore from john's Pass, almost up to Clearwater beach and day to day. It changes obviously, but we picked up approximately 1500 tons of fish to date, which is about equal to what we did over the all of 2018. To put that even more into perspective. 2018 was one of the worst red tide blooms in recorded history for the Tampa Bay area. Pinellas County says the 2018 bloom lasted from the beginning of august to the end of november about four months. The county says this bloom that started around june 11th two now has already produced as many dead fish as in all of 2018 and it's only been a month and a half. This is as bad, if not worse than 2018. Haven't really seen this many dead fish ever before, but austin taylor wasn't going to let the dead fish ruined his beach day and many other people didn't seem to mind. We saw people on the beach and in the water like it was no big deal. As for carol, she says she wants it gone. I wanted to go away. But yet I don't want other people to have to deal with this because the beach is God's God's gift to us and it makes me self in indian Rocks Beach, Wendy Lane abc action News