Possible Red Tide Exposure Warning Prompted for Bonita Beach Park
Monday, Florida Department of Health in Lee County sent a health alert advising red tide blooms could be present along the coast near Bonita Beach Park in Bonita Springs.
Exposure to red tide might induce symptoms such as irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, similar to cold symptoms. Officials say, if you have asthma or other breathing problems, symptoms could be more severe.
Those at the DOH-Lee say to avoid swimming or fishing in the area if possible. Do not consume any fish from this area, and run your air conditioner instead of opening windows.
They’re also high levels of red tide in the Gulf off the coast of Lee County and Collier County. The worst spots are confirmed to be between Bonita Beach and North Naples.
The view above the Gulf of Mexico gives a different perspective to what’s going on with the water off the coast of parts of Southwest Florida.