Harmful Algae Blooms

Current Conditions Over the past week, the red tide organism Karenia brevis was detected at background concentrations in one Southwest Florida sample collected offshore. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected offshore of Pinellas County. In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis [...]

Current Conditions Over the past week, the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was detected in 27 samples collected from Florida’s Gulf Coast. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were not observed. We continue to use satellite imagery (USF and NOAA NCCOS) to help track nearshore and offshore conditions. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis [...]

The Science & Technology Society hosted a panel discussion with red tide experts on the evening of April 17th at the Planetarium in the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature in Bradenton. The panel discussed the many facets of red tide from what causes it, concerns about its impacts on the environment, our economy and [...]

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