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Red Drift Algae status

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Red Drift Algae status

There is an update on red drift algae on Sanibel on www.mysanibel.com. It's back along some areas of the beach.


AS OF 3:00 P.M. – JUNE 22, 2006

As of 3:00 p.m., June 22, 2006, the Lighthouse Beach and Bowman’s Beach have minimal amounts of red algae. The beaches from the Sundial area to Tarpon Bay Beach have a small amount of red algae that should not pose a problem for beachgoers. Beginning just west of Tarpon Bay to the west end of West Gulf Drive, there is a fairly heavy amount of red algae that is affecting shellers and beachgoers. Only a thin coat is on shore but a 10-15’ wide swath of the Ceramium and associated brownish water (due to the bacteria involved in its decomposition) is in the surf zone, just like a few weeks ago. Blind Pass has a moderate amount of red algae present as well. At this point, directing beachgoers to Lighthouse Beach, Gulfside City Park (Algier’s) or Bowman’s Beach is recommended."

Be sure to visit the My Sanibel website for weekly updates on this and other water/beach information.

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11. Re: Red Drift Algae status

congrats to Tourmaline for the expert status, long overdue!

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