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Beach Wildlife News
fish are from blast, not Red Tide
City officials say an underwater construction
explosion caused the deaths of a few
By LINDSAY MICHEL
Published August 16, 2006
MADEIRA BEACH - Beachgoers
who recently noticed dead fish washed
up near John's Pass need not worry that
Red Tide is here.
Construction at the
John's Pass bridge that required an
underwater blast Aug. 3 is the likely
culprit, according to city and wildlife
"It's not from
Red Tide," said Mike Maxemow, community
service director for the city of Madeira
The underwater blasts,
which took down the bridge's south bascule,
were delivered by Flatiron Constructors
Inc., and were monitored by various
wildlife conservation workers. Another
blast is planned for Aug. 24.
consult many wildlife agencies before
they go forth with the blasts, said
Bruce Hasbrouk, vice president and environmental
services director of Faller, Davis &
Hasbrouk, who is also
a marine biologist and an environmental
consultant for the Department of Transportation,
has worked on blasting projects for
25 years and said he has never experienced
any serious wildlife damage after a
"We have a lot
of agencies we have to coordinate with
prior to any underwater explosions,
and they review our plan and provide
comments," he said.
Officials from the Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
who are conducting research on grouper,
snapper and snook collected 23 dead
snook and two injured snook after the
blast, Hasbrouk said.
"So a lot of the
fish did go to research," he said.
"Fortunately it was just those
fish and not the protected species."
When there is underwater
blasting, officials observing from helicopters
and bridges ensure that no protected
species like manatees, sea turtles or
porpoises are in the danger zone, which
was a 2,000-foot radius, on Aug. 3.
Before and after the
blast, officials walked for an hour
along the beaches to see that no harm
would be done to the animals. However,
the sound of the explosion can sometimes
kill smaller fish, which is what "could
have caused a fish kill like that,"
said Dana Hooker, chief operating officer
at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
The same precautions
will be used on Aug. 24 when the last
part of the underwater bascule will
be demolished, Hasbrouk said.
So far this year, the
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
has found high concentrations of Red
Tide from Lido Key in Sarasota County
to the Naples Pier in Collier County.
Lindsay Michel can be
reached at email@example.com or at