red tide

Red Tide Status Report April 24, 2015

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was not detected in samples collected this week throughout Florida. Courtesy of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Red Tide Status Report March 27, 2015

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was found in background concentrations in one sample collected alongshore of Charlotte County, one sample collected alongshore of Okaloosa County, one sample collected inshore of Bay County, and in one sample collected inshore of Gulf County. Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. […]

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Red Tide Status February 20, 2015

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was not detected in samples analyzed this week throughout Florida. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Red Tide Status (January 23, 2015)

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was not detected in samples analyzed this week throughout Florida. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Red Tide Status Report December 19, 2014

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was found in background concentrations in one sample collected alongshore of Lee County and in background to very low concentrations in two samples collected offshore of Monroe County. ¬†Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. Brevis. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation […]

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Northwest Florida Economy Threatened by Red Tide Bloom

Red tides are caused by an explosive growth and accumulation of certain microscopic algae, predominantly in coastal waters. Some species produce toxins that are among the most potent known to man. The most troublesome species in the Gulf of Mexico is Karenia brevis. K. brevis can kill large numbers of fish and other sea life […]

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Red Tide Status August 22, 2014

A large offshore bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, has been detected this month in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Satellite images from the Optical Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Florida showed a patchy bloom at least 20 miles offshore between Dixie and northern Pinellas counties in northwest and southwest […]

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