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Red tide off Collier beaches

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Birds gather around a lone dead horseshoe crab that washed ashore Wednesday morning at Vanderbilt Beach. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tests showed there were high levels of red tide about 18 miles west of Naples Park and about 20 miles west of Keewaydin Island. Researchers also found medium levels of red tide about 10 miles west of Venetian Bay, about 15 miles west of the Naples Pier and about 20 miles west of Doctor's Pass. To report dead fish or red tide symptoms call the Collier County Pollution Control and Prevention Department at 252-2502. Red tide updates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the county's red tide hotline at 252-2591.

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Lexey Swall/Staff Birds gather around a lone dead horseshoe crab that washed ashore Wednesday morning at Vanderbilt Beach. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tests showed there were high levels of red tide about 18 miles west of Naples Park and about 20 miles west of Keewaydin Island. Researchers also found medium levels of red tide about 10 miles west of Venetian Bay, about 15 miles west of the Naples Pier and about 20 miles west of Doctor's Pass. To report dead fish or red tide symptoms call the Collier County Pollution Control and Prevention Department at 252-2502. Red tide updates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the county's red tide hotline at 252-2591.

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Alivia Brello, 8, from Columbus, Ohio, runs after shore birds Wednesday morning at Vanderbilt Beach in Naples. Brello and her family are vacationing in Naples and said they noticed dead fish and were coughing when they were at the beach earlier in the week, although symptoms of red tide subsided Wednesday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tests showed there were high levels of red tide about 18 miles west of Naples Park and about 20 miles west of Keewaydin Island. Researchers also found medium levels of red tide about 10 miles west of Venetian Bay, about 15 miles west of the Naples Pier and about 20 miles west of Doctor's Pass. To report dead fish or red tide symptoms call the Collier County Pollution Control and Prevention Department at 252-2502. Red tide updates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the county's red tide hotline at 252-2591.
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A skim boarder runs past a dead catfish that washed ashore Wednesday morning at Vanderbilt beach. The beaches in North Naples showed fewer signs of red tide offshore Wednesday than they had earlier in the week. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tests showed there were high levels of red tide about 18 miles west of Naples Park and about 20 miles west of Keewaydin Island. Researchers also found medium levels of red tide about 10 miles west of Venetian Bay, about 15 miles west of the Naples Pier and about 20 miles west of Doctor's Pass. To report dead fish or red tide symptoms call the Collier County Pollution Control and Prevention Department at 252-2502. Red tide updates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the county's red tide hotline at 252-2591.
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Alex Brello, 5, from left, his sister Alivia Brello, 8, and dad Mike Brello, from Columbus, Ohio, have fun in the water Wednesday morning at Vanderbilt Beach in Naples. The Brello family is vacationing in Naples and said they noticed dead fish and were coughing when they were at the beach earlier in the week, although symptoms of red tide subsided Wednesday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tests showed there were high levels of red tide about 18 miles west of Naples Park and about 20 miles west of Keewaydin Island. Researchers also found medium levels of red tide about 10 miles west of Venetian Bay, about 15 miles west of the Naples Pier and about 20 miles west of Doctor's Pass. To report dead fish or red tide symptoms call the Collier County Pollution Control and Prevention Department at 252-2502. Red tide updates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the county's red tide hotline at 252-2591.
  • Lexey Swall/Staff
Birds gather around a lone dead horseshoe crab that washed ashore Wednesday morning at Vanderbilt Beach. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tests showed there were high levels of red tide about 18 miles west of Naples Park and about 20 miles west of Keewaydin Island. Researchers also found medium levels of red tide about 10 miles west of Venetian Bay, about 15 miles west of the Naples Pier and about 20 miles west of Doctor's Pass. To report dead fish or red tide symptoms call the Collier County Pollution Control and Prevention Department at 252-2502. Red tide updates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the county's red tide hotline at 252-2591.
  • Lexey Swall/Staff
A lone dead horseshoe crab washes ashore Wednesday morning at Vanderbilt Beach. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tests showed there were high levels of red tide about 18 miles west of Naples Park and about 20 miles west of Keewaydin Island. Researchers also found medium levels of red tide about 10 miles west of Venetian Bay, about 15 miles west of the Naples Pier and about 20 miles west of Doctor's Pass. To report dead fish or red tide symptoms call the Collier County Pollution Control and Prevention Department at 252-2502. Red tide updates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the county's red tide hotline at 252-2591.

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