About the Book

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I hope our generation and the next has the wisdom, the perspicacity and the political will to solve the problems set forth in this book and others that despoil our natural resources. If we do not, we will have failed and passed along to you, and your generation, an ailing planet perhaps beyond salvation.

This is a brief exposé, running only about one hundred eighty pages of text. I began to write it while looking out the window at the layer of dead fish covering Venetian and Moorings Bay, in Naples, Florida, in 2017. You could almost walk on it.

In trying to learn more about red tide beyond the daily news reports, I found there were no books written for the average reader that gave a history of red tide and some indication as to the state of research into human health issues, arising as a result of the growing outbreaks. In the process of doing research, I discovered that a cyanobacterium being released from Lake Okeechobee was causing a separate set of problems and that somehow it was all interrelated. So, I wrote the book in the hope that people would read it carefully and get angry enough to write or call their legislators to take action quickly.

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