NOAA has recently been funded to explore the role that nutrients, both natural and man-made, play in the development and duration of red tide blooms. The diverse research team has over 125 combined years of K.brevis research experience and will focus on identifying nutrient sources, measuring the impact of the sources and identifying regulatory alternatives. Part of the funding will be used, in conjunction with the State of Florida, to continue the important red tide monitoring efforts that are already in place and to increase the use of new technologies such as remote water quality detectors with 24-hour-a-day web reporting capabilities.
To see some of the available scientific research on Red Tide, click on the following links:
|The Coastal Classroom||Red Tide Brochure||START Smart
Activity Booklet (15MB)
Other important marine environmental resources:
|Mote Marine||Florida FWC Commission|