Harmful Algae Blooms

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was detected along the Florida Gulf Coast. Over the past week, K. brevis was observed in 57 samples. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were present in 18 samples: four in Sarasota County, nine offshore of Charlotte County, and five offshore of Lee County. In Southwest Florida over the [...]

The Roskamp Institute, located in Sarasota, opened its doors in 2003 with the purpose of better understanding and treatment of diseases of the mind. They recently issued a report on a study they have done, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, on the neurological impact of red tide toxins. The study was [...]

Thanks to a very successful pilot pond program funded by a grant from Ed Chiles and Elizabeth Moore that helped enhance over a half mile of pond shoreline in Manatee County communities last year, START has been awarded a three-year $100,000 grant from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation to create the Healthy Pond Collaborative Manatee. [...]

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