red tide

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed in Southwest Florida over the past week. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties, and offshore of Lee County. In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. [...]

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at background concentrations in one sample from Southwest Florida over the past week. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in Sarasota County. In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was [...]

In early November Governor Ron DeSantis announce the launch of ProtectingFloridaTogether.gov, the state’s first-ever comprehensive water quality dashboard. The dashboard, which can be accessed at www.ProtectingFloridaTogether.gov, provides real-time information on water restoration projects and water quality via an interactive state map. “Our water and natural resources are the foundation of our economy and our way [...]

Current Conditions A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at at background to very low concentrations in Pinellas County, background concentrations in Manatee County, background to high concentrations in Sarasota County, medium to [...]

Soon after Governor DeSantis took office in January he promised to establish water task forces on both blue green algae and red tide. In April, the Governor announced the appointments of five expert researchers and leading scientists to the newly established Blue-Green Algae Task Force. The focus of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force is to [...]

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed in Southwest Florida over the past week. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations offshore of Hillsborough County, background concentrations in Manatee County, background to low concentrations in and/or offshore of Sarasota County, background concentrations offshore of Lee [...]

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