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Red tide resurgent

Over the past week, there has been a sharp uptick in red tide recorded off Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding area. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) documented medium levels of red tide at Lynn Hall Memorial Park and Lovers Key State Park on Fort Myers Beach in readings taken May 5. Medium levels of red tide is considered to be 100,000 to 1 million Karenia brevis cells per liter. Down the road from Lovers Key State Park at Bonita Beach, red tide was found at high levels on May 5. The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation reported an influx of sick ...

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Town considering mooring field service sites

Moss Marina, which was floated as a potential new site for the town's mooring field services, is not currently considered a possibility. “The time is not really right for them,” Town of Fort Myers Beach Manager Roger Hernstadt said Thursday about the prospect of utilizing Moss Marina for a ...

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Collateral damage from county’s reopening

As officials at the state and local level look toward a soft reopening of some public places, health officials are warning of a new normal."While we work together to determine the next steps, one thing we know is that reopening will not be a return to life as we knew it before COVID-19," Lee ...