red tide

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida, where it was detected in 56 samples over the past week. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in one sample from Sarasota County, nine samples from Charlotte County, and one sample from Collier County. K. brevis was also observed at background concentrations in [...]

At the end of January the Governor announced his “Florida Leads” budget proposal. In a press release one of the budget areas outlined was the environment. It includes “over $473 million for Everglades restoration, $50 million for springs restoration, $145 million for targeted water quality improvements, $40 million for alternative water supply and $25 million [...]

The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. K. brevis was detected in 21 samples collected over the past week. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in three samples from Lee County. Recent satellite imagery (2/23; NOAA, USF) indicates the presence of chlorophyll patches along and offshore of Lee, Collier, and Monroe counties. [...]

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