NAPLES, Fla. — If you’re planning a beach trip to Southwest Florida this week, make sure you check the conditions first.
Beach communities in Southwest Florida are dealing with red tide.
Dead fish have been seen on Naples Beach and the toxins make breathing difficult.
Beach visitors said they were not expecting to see so many dead fish along the shore.
“A lot of dead fish, a lot of dead fish,” one beachgoer said.
The red tide organism produces brevetoxins that affect the central nervous system in fish.
Waves then release those toxins into the air.
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