UPDATE: Martin County beaches reopened 


UPDATE, Monday, 11:20 a.m.: All Martin County beaches are now open, The Martin County Board of County Commissioners said in a post on Facebook.


All Martin County beaches are currently open and algae advisory signs are posted. Residents and visitors are reminded to...

Posted by Martin County Board of County Commissioners on Monday, August 27, 2018

ORIGINAL STORY: All eyes on Florida beaches, still. 

Several Martin County beaches are the latest to close as blue-green algae and red tide continue to spread throughout the state of Florida. 

The Martin County Board of County Commissioners sent out a tweet on Sunday to announce the closure of Jensen, Stuart, Bathtub and Hobe Sound Beaches due to blue-green algae in the water. 

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If you can’t see the tweet, it reads: 

BEACH CLOSURE NOTICE: As of Sunday morning, Jensen, Stuart, Bathtub & Hobe Sound Beaches are closed to swimming due to blue-green algae in the water. Lifeguards on duty during guarded hours. Check current beach conditions by calling the Beach Hotline at 772-320-3112.


Social media posts on red tide and blue-green algae have law enforcement on alert

On August 13, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency over the ongoing toxic red tide bloom that is killing tons of marine life

“The red tide, which grows offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, has drifted toward the coast and is being blamed for killing scores of animals, including manatees, turtles, and thousands of fish,” reported Palm Beach Post staff writer Kim Miller on Aug. 13.

If you haven’t yet, follow Kim on Facebook Instagram and Twitter for the latest on weather and the environment. 


If you have any concerns regarding red tide or blue-green algae, contact the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. 


 


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