At the end of October, 215 researchers from 31 states met in Sarasota for the seventh annual National Harmful Algae Symposium. The event, co-sponsored by Mote Marine and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, was an opportunity for scientists and public health experts to share their latest research. A large part of their focus [...]
Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in water samples collected this week ranging from background to low concentrations at several locations in and alongshore of southern Charlotte County south to mid Lee County. Very low concentrations were also reported in several locations offshore of northern Sarasota County and low to high concentrations [...]
Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was measured in water samples collected this week ranging from background to low concentrations at several locations in, along and offshore of Pinellas County south to Lee County. Additional samples collected in Florida waters this week did not contain K. brevis. Patchy blooms of various organisms including Pyrodinium [...]
Southwest Region: Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was not detected in samples collected this week inshore and alongshore of Pinellas County south to Collier County. (Courtesy) of FWRI.
There were about 300 manatee deaths in Southwest Florida in 2013 due to red tide. The toxins from red tides affect them when they breathe them in or ingest them while munching on sea grass. Through extensive response efforts, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and partners rescued 16 manatees suffering from the effects of [...]
Southwest Region: Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in background concentrations in one sample collected inshore each of Pinellas and Sarasota counties. Other samples collected in southwest Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. Courtesy of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission
A sensor, known as an Environmental Sample Processor (ESP), described as a garbage can size canister, was launched in late April in the ocean waters off southern Maine to collect and transmit data about toxin-producing algae blooms, known as red tides. The sensor will also detect one of the potentially fatal toxins that the algal [...]