Toxic Algae Plagues Southwest Florida, Killing Fish And Crippling Seaside BusinessesPlay
A toxic algae bloom known as red tide has sickened people and killed manatees, sea turtles and millions of fish. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in seven counties along the Gulf of Mexico.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Rachel Wells, general manager and lead tour guide for Riding the Waves, a boat tour company based in Englewood, Florida, whose livelihood has been affected by the bloom.
This segment aired on August 16, 2018.