Red Tide Research

Scientists conducting red tide sampling

Scientists conducting red tide sampling

START is focused on improving water quality by helping to keep more excess nutrients that feed red tide out of our coastal waters through our Healthy Pond Collaborative that cleans up inefficient neighborhood stormwater ponds and by our in-water oyster restoration program and the clam seeding projects with the Sarasota Bay Watch that help filter the excess nitrogen already built up in our waterways.

To learn more about what’s being done to control excess nutrients and how you can reduce your own nutrient footprint in our waterways, click on the Community Playbook for Healthy Waterways shown below.

START Community PlaybookCommunity PlaybookThe Coastal ClassroomSTART Red Tide BrochureRed Tide Brochure
All Clams on DeckAll Clams on DeckSTART Smart
Activity Booklet (15MB)

Other important marine environmental resources:

Mote Marine LaboratoryMote MarineFlorida FWC Commission