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Red Tide

Walland, Tennessee
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Red Tide

If anyone has any experience with red tide in this area please give your opinion .

We are thinking about cancelling our December Crystal River vacation due to news about Red Tide . We have two children and were planning to swim with the manatees and charter a fishing trip .

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St. Pete Beach...
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1. Re: Red Tide

Please read about red tide and algal bloom on Mote Marine Lab main website: mote.org

Follow the daily beaches report from Mote: visitbeaches.org

There is no red tide in the area now, but you should follow the postings. No one can predict the duration,(currently 10 mos), intensity or location of the bloom.

Crystal River...
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2. Re: Red Tide

There is absolutely no red tide in the area, and to the best of my knowledge it has historically not been in the area- certainly not in Kings Bay, which is where you would be swimming with the manatees. Generally the red tide is a problem in the summer months, and currently is a problem from Tampa and south. (Citrus County is about 80 miles north of Tampa, and generally most of Florida has no problems with red tide in December.

You can safely plan your December trip and not worry.

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