Red Tide Is Killing The Dolphin Population In The Sunshine State

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Wildlife officials say the number of dolphins in the Sunshine State that are dying from Red Tide is increasing. 

After spiking in August, the latest numbers from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show the number of dolphin strandings in the Gulf Coast dropped nearly 60-percent.

Since July, 49 bottle nose dolphins died in waters off Southwest Florida.

Dolphins can die from eating fish that are saturated with red tide or by breathing the toxin that is produced by the algae.

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