Dave is finding bigger reds on the flats again. That’s very good news and points to the possibility of some recovery, some improvement in water quality.
The coast of Southwest Florida has seen some troubling signs in the last couple of years. I’m sure you saw it on the nightly news. Red tide and blue-green algae arrived, killing a large amount of marine life. Both are signs of coastal eutrophication, increasing harmful runoff from the land. And both issue will require strong action on the part of local governments to insure clean water. Keep your fingers crossed.