Residents along the coast had to deal with the effects of red tide for more than a week. ABOVE: Dead reef fish lie south of the Boynton Inlet in early October. RIGHT: Lifeguard Lange Jacobs put up traffic cones and double red flags to war
By Sallie James
Burning eyes. Tingling throats. Coughing and wheezing.
As a spreading toxic red tide algae bloom makes its way down Florida’s east coast, beachgoers and those who live near waterways are complaining of irritating respiratory issues.
By Jane Smith
City and county beaches were open Oct. 5 in the southern half of Palm Beach County, but signs are posted and flags are flying to warn of red tide conditions.
Water samples tested Oct. 3 came back showing low to medium levels of red tide
Date: October 4, 2018
Contact: Lisa De La Rionda
Dozens of reef fish washed up dead on the beach Oct. 3 just south of the Boynton Inlet as the red tide effects continue to be felt along the coast of Palm Beach County. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
A no-swimming flag flies at the public beach in Lantana on Sept. 30 to warn people of an irritant blowing in on the wind and waves that caused respiratory issues and eye irritation. As a precaution, officials closed Palm Beach County beaches from th
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