You are here: Home / News / Harmful Algal Blooms / Red Tide Appears Early This Summer – Southampton, NY Patch

Red Tide Appears Early This Summer – Southampton, NY Patch

Though no longer an uncommon occurrence each summer, a streak of red tide hit local waters as early as last week, a premature showing from the algal bloom that officials say is likely responsible for a fish kill in an Aquebogue creek.

A spokesman with the Department of Environmental Conservation stated on Thursday that on Aug. 2, dead killifish, snappers, and black sea bass all with a coating of “orange slime” were reported at Cases Creek in Aquebogue.

The report, which is “almost certainly” red tide according to the DEC, came earlier in the summer than typical occurrences and bodes for a summer where locals will likely see the dark algae in higher quantities across the East End.

via Red Tide Appears Early This Summer – Southampton, NY Patch.

Related NCCOS Center(s):
Related Region(s): ,
Shorter web link for sharing: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/news/?p=7137

Related News and Features