red tide

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Bloom concentrations were detected in Charlotte County only, where “medium” K. brevis concentrations were observed. Background concentrations of K. brevis were also detected in Northwest Florida and on the East Coast of Florida. Over the past week in Southwest Florida, K. brevis was [...]

Now that the election is over and our current policy makers are in place, START is moving forward with a “Call To Action” to form a new coalition of organizations and concerned citizens to band together with “One Voice” to ensure that our policy makers follow through on their campaign promises to take action to [...]

Massive fish die-offs were just one of many concerns fishermen raised with NOAA scientists during workshops held in the summer of 2018. Fishermen described how the spread of toxic algae otherwise known as a “Red Tide” event along the west coast of Florida is impacting many parts of their lives including local business. This made [...]

Bloom concentrations of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persist on Florida’s Southwest and Northwest coasts. Patchiness continues to occur in each region. Additional details are provided below. Over the past week in Southwest Florida, K. brevis was observed in samples from and/or offshore of Pinellas to Monroe counties. Observations of >1,000,000 K. brevis [...]

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. [...]

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