Harmful Algae Blooms

The Ocean Conservancy recently released a report laying out what it will take to bring Florida’s coasts back from the brink. Ocean Conservancy is a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.. The organization helps formulate ocean policy at the federal and state government levels based on peer reviewed science. Through several program areas, [...]

IT’S TIME TO BE HEARD

The political climate for undertaking long overdue infrastructure improvements that will reduce the nutrients that feed red tide in our waterways is the most favorable in recent memory. We all have to take advantage of it to ensure that encouraging promises are funded and acted upon. For START, this means meeting with leading federal, state [...]

Bloom concentrations of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persist on Florida’s Southwest, Northwest, and East coasts. Patchiness was observed in each area. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida, relative to last week, K. brevis concentrations generally increased from northern Pinellas through Lee counties and decreased in parts of Collier and Monroe counties. [...]

Current Conditions A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and currently extends from Pinellas to Collier counties along ~145 miles of coastline. Observations of >1,000,000 K. brevis cells per liter (“high” concentrations) continue to occur at coastal and inshore sites from Manatee to northern Collier counties, and minimal [...]

A patchy bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to medium concentrations in 12 samples collected from Sarasota County, background to high concentrations in 11 samples collected from or offshore of Charlotte County, background to high [...]

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