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(CNN) Five counties in Florida remain at the mercy of the weather and water currents as a tide algae bloom continues to choke their waters, marine life and economies.

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Manatee County has picked up 164 tons of fishkill so far this August. Sarasota County, just south, has picked up more than 149 tons.

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Since canada goose outlet edmonton August 2, contractors hired by Lee County have picked up over 1,700 tons ofdead sea life. That number doesn include marine life collected by the county parks and recreation department, nor does canada goose outlet in vancouver it include counts on the islands of Boca Grande and Captiva.

The overall total also does not include dead fish collected from the extensive network of privately owned canals throughout the five counties.

Charlotte and Collier counties told CNN they were not keeping track of any fishkill collections on their beaches. But Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission database shows that Charlotte County had seven reported fish canada https://www.canadagooseoutleta.com goose outlet belgium kills so far in August and Collier has had 13.

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says Charlotte County is handling cleanup in these preserves. Charlotte County told CNN they are not keeping track of how much dead sea life has been collected or costs relating to red tide cleanup.

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buy canada goose jacket Visit Florida, the state official tourism marketing arm, tells CNN it currently surveying businesses in the five counties to determine how much business they have lost during the red tide crisis, which has lasted for more than nine months. buy canada goose jacket

Canada Goose online Sanibel and Captiva Island Chamber of Commerce reported losses of over $4 million from a red tide outbreak in July. August numbers have yet to be released. Canada Goose online

Sarasota County lists its August damages from red tide at more than $1.4 million.

Canada Goose Parka Just north of Sarasota County, Cortez Surf Paddle in Manatee County relies on clear beaches and clean water for canada goose jacket outlet toronto its business. Now that red tide has moved in, ownerRochelle Neumann told CNNthey haven been able to make any bookings. Canada Goose Parka

canada goose store have no way of knowing if this is going to last two weeks or four more months, she said. canada goose outlet may shut us down permanently. Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce estimates red tide has cost businesses canada goose outlet locations in toronto there almost $2.7 million so far in August. canada goose store

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Governments are budgeting millions for cleanup

With red tide still choking waters along Florida Gulf Coast and with no canada goose jacket uk clear end in sight, state and local governments are canada goose outlet paypal preparing for a long fight.

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canada goose Manatee County just received a $750,000 grant they be using for expenses relating to the cleanup. Lee County received some $1.3 million in assistance from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection canada goose.



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