red tide

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in background concentrations in two samples collected this week from inshore waters of Manatee and Sarasota counties. Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in background concentrations in one water sample collected this week inshore of Manatee County. Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

In our June 2013 newsletter we featured an article on a sensor, known as an Environmental Sample Processor (ESP), described as a garbage can size canister that was launched in the ocean waters off southern Maine to collect and transmit data about toxin producing algae blooms, known as red tides. The sensors contained a pint [...]

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in background concentrations in two water samples collected in Sarasota Bay (Sarasota County). Other samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in background concentrations in two samples collected inshore of Sarasota County this week. Other samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Harmful algal blooms (HAB’s) occur around the world. Karenia brevis also known as red tide, found off the coast of Florida, contain potent toxins that are harmful to marine organisms and humans. Red tide can create health problems for both animals and humans and cause respiratory problems in humans and marine mammals. It’s also responsible [...]

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