Five deaths from ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria have been reported by Florida officials in Tampa Bay since January

Flesh-eating bacteria found on in Tampa Bay (Not pictured); No Swimming Advisory Sign On Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jean Faucett According to Florida officials, five people have been proven deceased in the Tampa Bay area as a result of a flesh-eating bacteria that is known to lurk near beaches. The vibrio vulnificus

Florida beaches harbor deadly risks, a study reveals

Beaches – Surfers by rip current – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Exotico y Barato Photos You might picture smooth, white sands and azure oceans when you think of Florida beaches. But both locals and visitors should keep in mind that they are also notorious for having the highest number of rip current fatalities in

Flesh-eating bacteria on Florida beaches? Seaweed-plastic blend raises issues, according to a study

Stinky Seaweed Covering Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by nomis_h According to a professor of coastal science at Florida International University who spoke to Local 10 News in March, this summer may see the biggest bloom of Sargassum, or thick, brown, tangled lumps of seaweed, on South Florida beaches. The seaweed that has washed

5,000-mile-wide blob of seaweed can make beachgoers sick

Sargassum (seaweed) pollution — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Bret Reyes Seaweed blobs that smell terrible are already washing up on Florida’s shores. According to Brian Lapointe, a research professor at Florida Atlantic University, they’ve “already seen some of this arriving in Key West.” It’s not simply smelly, he claimed. As more wash up on the shore,

An enormous blob of stinky seaweed is on its way to Florida beaches

Seaweed pollution along Miami Beach, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Sergii Figurnyi The majority of the stinky seaweed buildup in the Atlantic, which is being closely monitored by researchers, is expected to end up on Florida beaches this summer. Jetty Park was covered in stinky, brown seaweed in July of last year. This brown seaweed

What is that smell? Central Florida’s coast is covered in tons of foul seaweed

Stinky Seaweed Covering Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by nomis_h If you’re looking to visit the beach soon, you may encounter a foul stench and sand that is covered in brown seaweed. Sargassum, a type of seaweed, is arriving in record quantities this year on the coast of Central Florida, according to researchers, and