Red Tides

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Red tides have made many people sick such as residents and tourists of Florida’s Gulf Coast. The tides also have affected many business owners because many tourists don’t want to come to beach resorts because of Red tides. Red tides are caused by two ways. One of the ways are the algae reproducing and giving an effect of toxic air. Many outbreaks have also occurred because of red tides. Such of these things include poising form fish and shellfish. To stop Red tides, many researchers have done numerous experiments to try to find a way a way to stop Red tides! There are three main solutions to stopping Red tides. If we try to do these solutions red tides will decrease in the amount of times they occur.
Residents of Florida’s Gulf Coast have been affected majorly by Red tides. Richard Leydon, a resident, said that the wind blew from the gulf. It made his chest tighten, he grew short of breath, his throat felt scratchy, his eyes burned, and his head throbbed. It was horrible. He felt as if he had spent a whole day in a pool that is over-chlorinated. Richard Leydon also has a son that has asthma. When the breeze of toxic blows from the red tide, his son coughs and coughs, until he vomits. In the weekends, the family goes away from the Island to Orlando. They want their son to play somewhere. The reason they have to go to Orlando is because he cannot go outside where he lives because of the toxic air that is blowing.
Not only do residents get affected by Red tides, but so do tourists. Tourists have said that the Red tides come and go. They say that the toxins transported by air do not prompt health issues, but if there is an onshore breeze then it is a problem. On one side of the coast, the people might...

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...ere are solutions to it. One way to stop Red tides is by stopping global warming! Red tides have affected many and has caused damage to both humans and animals.

Works Cited

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