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Red Tide affecting seabirds in Sarasota County

Posted at 5:59 AM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 08:08:54-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — Red tide has killed 15 bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota County and now seabirds are being killed as well.

The Sarasota non-profit Save Our Seabirds says they have taken in more than 40 sick birds. Of those, five have died while the others are struggling to stay alive. 

According to Save Our Seabirds, many have asked what they can do to help keep these birds alive.

"We could use towels, blankets, heating pads that do not shut off automatically, puppy training pads and - most importantly - CASH so that we can order worms and brine shrimp to feed these hungry birds as they recover," Save Our Seabirds posted on their Facebook page.

If you'd like to help, you can take items to 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, across from Mote Marine Laboratory, or call the facility at 941-388-3010.

For more information on Save Our Seabirds, click here