The sparkling white sand of Florida's southwestern beaches aren't dotted with sunbathers this week.
It is believed a combination of coastal pollution and nutrient-laden water being flushed into the warm waters of the gulf from Lake Okeechobee have caused the particularly severe red tide.
Dozens of sea turtles are also turning up dead.
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But Wahhaj and Morten initially refused to follow commands and Wahhaj was armed with a rifle and four handguns, Hogrefe said. The boy's mother told police he left with his father, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, for a trip to a park and never returned.
Despite consistently being ranked one of the top beaches in the country, fish and eel likely killed by red tide have pushed tourists away from the area.
With red tide, the water might be a little discolored with a hint of red or brown but it's not always visible.
While the toxic algae blooms known as "red tides" are common off the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is calling the current event the worst in a decade. FWC arrived and is helping to transport the manatee to SeaWorld in Orlando, where it will be treated and monitored until it can be released back into the wild.
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In northern Europe , Sweden is still under threat from wildfire which in recent weeks have extended into the Arctic Circle. Thousands of Brits will be jetting off on their holidays this week with Spain and Portugal two very popular destinations.
"FWC will deploy additional scientists to assist local efforts to save animals affected by the naturally occurring red tide".
But the bloom is not only risky to marine animals. It comes from the ocean and can cause breathing problems, teary eyes, scratchy throats and make it unbearable to be at the beach. Red tide is a type of marine algae that undergoes an explosive growth and begins producing toxins.
Usually, cold spells break up or kill off some of the algae, but not this time.
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This would include seafood products such as Pacific cod, Alaska pollock, shrimp, salmon and tilapia products. The duties, initially announced last month, would not be imposed until after a period of public comment.
A combination of red tide along Florida's coastline and blue-green algae in rivers and canals is killing a variety of animals in Florida waters this summer.