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New outbreak of red tide shows up in northwest Florida

New outbreak of red tide shows up in northwest Florida
New outbreak of red tide shows up in northwest Florida
Posted at 5:01 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 23:02:36-04

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (AP) - Another part of Florida is dealing with an outbreak of red tide.

Media outlets report that red tide has now showed up in northwest Florida.  Thousands of fish have already washed up in Bay County, according to the Panama City News Herald.

The heaviest concentrations of red tide have shown up in Bay County, but there are predictions there could be an eastward shift.

Southwest Florida and the Tampa Bay area has been already been reeling from a massive outbreak that has killed tons of marine life.

Red tide is a natural occurrence that happens due to the presence of nutrients in salt water and an organism called a dinoflagellate.

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