Red Tide Recedes on AMI!
After more than a month of Red Tide, local agencies have finally confirmed negligible traces of Red Tide along the beaches of AMI! As of October 12, no traces were found off Palma Sola Bay and Cortez Bay, with trace amounts present on Coquina and Bean Point! Many attribute Hurricane Michael with the credit of breaking up the algae bloom and moving it off the coast. Local residents (especially this one!) are keeping their fingers crossed there is no impact on Stone Crab season, which begins October 15 every year. Although we’ve seen a slight return of red tide recently, the Anna Maria Island community is hopeful it will soon disappear once more.Continue Reading