red tide

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 [...]

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 [...]

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