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Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife seeing effects of red tide poisoning

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Posted at 2:28 PM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 14:28:03-04

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) officials say they are seeing the effects of the current Karenia brevis bloom happening off the coast of Lee and Collier counties.

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They posted these photos to Facebook saying since the beginning of the month, 24 double-crested cormorants have been showing signs of red tide poisoning. Twenty-three of them have been admitted within the last week.

Veterinarians are hoping they can reduce the effects the toxins have had on the bird's body.