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Foul Bird Key odor identified

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Sarasota County Officials are reassuring the community tonight after an off-putting smell raised concerns of a sewage spill late Friday Night.

That smell, on Bird Key along the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota, turned noses and caused concern for those living in the area.

Today, Sarasota Utilities Department confirmed that the odor is actually decaying seagrass and not sewage.

While there is no danger to the public, locals and visitors say the smell is distracting from the area's charm.

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