Florida environmental officials talk red tide response, update

By Emilee Speck - Digital journalist

PALM BAY, Fla. - Florida environmental officials will provide an update on the red tide response in Brevard County on Wednesday, a few weeks after the algae Karenia brevis was first confirmed on the Space Coast.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Department of Environmental Protection leadership will discuss the continued response to the toxic algae at the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Palm Bay Service Center at noon.

Dead fish have been washing up by thousands along 15 miles of Brevard County beaches for the past two weeks.

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Test results released by the FWC on Tuesday showed high levels of red tide in the Indian River Lagoon at Sebastian Inlet and Long Point Park.

County officials say they expect the fish kills in the lagoon won't be as bad as on the beaches.



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