Harmful Algae Blooms

Soon after Governor DeSantis took office in January he promised to establish water task forces on both blue green algae and red tide. In April, the Governor announced the appointments of five expert researchers and leading scientists to the newly established Blue-Green Algae Task Force. The focus of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force is to [...]

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed in Southwest Florida over the past week. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations offshore of Hillsborough County, background concentrations in Manatee County, background to low concentrations in and/or offshore of Sarasota County, background concentrations offshore of Lee [...]

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at background to very low concentrations in Southwest Florida and at background concentrations in Northwest Florida over the past week. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in and offshore of Manatee County, [...]

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