Harmful Algae Blooms

Red Tide is Back

On July 25, 2014, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported that a bloom of red tide was confirmed in samples collected offshore of Hernando County. Citizens had been calling FWC’s Fish Kill Hotline to report observations of thousands of dead and dying bottom dwelling reef fish, including grouper, hogfish, white grunt, triggerfish [...]

The Bradenton Herald reports that Congress has just authorized $82 million for new research aimed at controlling HABs or Harmful Algae Blooms. Florida Senator Bill Nelson sponsored the bill and the Senate agreed on June 17th to support a House amendment to the bill which is now headed to President Obama for approval. The legislation [...]