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Brandenton Herald – The persistence and severity of one of the worst red tides to hit the shorelines of Manatee County is raising a lot of questions and leaving scientists scrambling to find answers for a future many see as grim.

The current bloom, though in Manatee County for only a little more than two weeks, has been around since October. From Aug. 7 to Aug. 15 alone, red tide claimed the lives of 15 dolphins and more than 165 sea turtles in Gulf waters.

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