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Red tide caused worst Sarasota hotel occupancy dip since 9/11

Hotel occupancy dropped by 11.3 percent in Sarasota County during the last three months of 2018, the steepest year-over-year decline during that quarterly period since the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in 2001 and a sign of just how bad red tide has been for the region’s economy. Visit Sarasota County President Virginia Haley mentioned the

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Red tide map shows high concentrations in Charlotte and Lee counties

The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, still remains in Southwest Florida from northern Pinellas to northern Collier counties and extends offshore (10 miles or more). Red tide concentrations increased in northern Collier counties over the past week. High observations also occurred in Southwest Florida over the past week in Charlotte and Lee counties and 25 miles

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