red tide

New Device to Detect Red Tide Being Tested

In our June 2013 newsletter we featured an article on a sensor, known as an Environmental Sample Processor (ESP), described as a garbage can size canister that was launched in the ocean waters off southern Maine to collect and transmit data about toxin producing algae blooms, known as red tides. The sensors contained a pint […]

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Red Tide Update March 28, 2014

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in background concentrations in two water samples collected in Sarasota Bay (Sarasota County). Other samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Red Tide Update January 24, 2014

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in background concentrations in two samples collected inshore of Sarasota County this week. Other samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Using Space Technology to Forecast Red Tide

Harmful algal blooms (HAB’s) occur around the world. Karenia brevis also known as red tide, found off the coast of Florida, contain potent toxins that are harmful to marine organisms and humans. Red tide can create health problems for both animals and humans and cause respiratory problems in humans and marine mammals. It’s also responsible […]

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Red Tide Update December 20, 2013

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

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Early Signs of Red Tide

At the end of October, 215 researchers from 31 states met in Sarasota for the seventh annual National Harmful Algae Symposium. The event, co-sponsored by Mote Marine and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, was an opportunity for scientists and public health experts to share their latest research. A large part of their focus […]

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Red Tide Update November 22, 2013

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in water samples collected this week ranging from background to low concentrations at several locations in and alongshore of southern Charlotte County south to mid Lee County. Very low concentrations were also reported in several locations offshore of northern Sarasota County and low to high concentrations […]

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