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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Back in April when the release of 215 million gallons of nutrient laden water from the Piney Point Phosphogypsum stacks was underway, I wrote that some of the effects would be immediate and others would not be realized for some time. Research done by scientists with USF suggested soon after the release, that dilution of the nutrients took care of the issue with no immediate repercussions. This reminds me of the old adage from the 1960's that went, "the solution to pollution is dilution" which has proven to be bunk many times over. read more


The Sunshine City and its sparkling waterfront parks have become the center of Tampa Bay's Red Tide crisis. Rafts of dead fish are washing ashore more quickly than crews can gather the carcasses. Workers have picked up 477 tons of dead marine life from the coastline in recent weeks, according to Mayor Rick Kriseman. That accounts for the overwhelming majority of more than 600 tons picked up across Pinellas County. Scientists continue to detect high levels of Red Tide through much of the bay, with no sign of immediate relief on the horizon. read more


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