Red Tide At Night . . . No One’s Delight October 11, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Less IS More, Nature.
Before moving to Florida, I’d never heard of Red Tide. Well, let me tell you, Red Tide STINKS!
Red Tide is an algae-bloom that starts far off shore and moves with the tides, killing fish in its wake. The dead fish wash up on the beach in droves and do what dead fish are wont to do ~> emit foul odors.
At the end of September, a significant Red Tide bloom made its appearance known to us on our morning beach walk.
We held our breath and made a mad dash for the car.
A few days later, we decided to chance another walk on the beach.
We didn’t bump into any dead fish (they’d been raked up and dumped into a dumpster), but it smelled “fishy” down at water’s edge. So we walked up near the dunes instead.
Maybe they better add “NO Red Tide” and “NO Dead Fish” to the list of beach and pier prohibitions!
Aah . . . that’s better!