karenia brevis

The Florida manatee, designated the state marine mammal in 1975, is among the state’s most popular native animal. Manatees are often called gentle giants. They’re slow-moving, peaceful creatures that tend to flock toward human activity in search of warmth. However, they are not having a good year. More than 1,000 of the sea mammals have [...]

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at background concentrations in four Southwest Florida samples over the past week. Other samples collected statewide did not contain K. brevis. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in three samples collected offshore of Sarasota County and in [...]

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed in Southwest 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 Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties, and offshore of Lee County. In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. [...]

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