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A few of the thousands of large and small fish that washed ashore on sandy beaches along Casey Key after dying from a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida, USA. A red tide is a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga that produces toxic chemicals harmful to both marine life and humans. In addition to its unpleasant smell, a red tide can create airborne toxins that cause serious illness in people with severe or chronic respiratory conditions, such as emphysema or asthma. Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast as far back as the 1840s.

A few of the thousands of large and small fish that washed ashore on sandy beaches along Casey Key after dying from a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida, USA. A red tide is a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga that produces toxic chemicals harmful to both marine life and humans. In addition to its unpleasant smell, a red tide can create airborne toxins that cause serious illness in people with severe or chronic respiratory conditions, such as emphysema or asthma. Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast as far back as the 1840s. Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Michele and Tom Grimm / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2GGBR3J

File size:

24.5 MB (2.4 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3300 x 2600 px | 27.9 x 22 cm | 11 x 8.7 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

4 September 2017

Location:

Casey Key, Sarasota County, Florida, USA

More information:

This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

A few of the thousands of large and small fish that washed ashore on sandy beaches along Casey Key after dying from a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida, USA. A red tide is a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga that produces toxic chemicals harmful to both marine life and humans. In addition to its unpleasant smell, a red tide can create airborne toxins that cause serious illness in people with severe or chronic respiratory conditions, such as emphysema or asthma. Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast as far back as the 1840s; these fish were killed in 2021.

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