Recent Sea Turtle Strandings Caused by Red Tide

On October 18, 2019, Audubon Florida issued a press release stating that their staff and volunteers have documented a red tidal algal bloom in the immediate proximity of Marco Island, Naples and Ft. Myers. Six dead sea turtles were found in one 24-hour period alone, and Collier County has documented 20 dead sea turtles on the beaches since October 4th. […]