Red Tide Spreading Once Again Across Florida, Killing Wildlife and Closing Beaches

A new breakaway bloom is moving through the Keys. Now, Indian River is the latest Florida county forced to close its beaches because of red tide. On Tuesday, Brevard County’s Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, and Cocoa Beach also tested positive for toxic algae. Gemini Elementary School in Melbourne Beach has canceled all outdoor activities. “It’s like being hit with a tear gas.”