September 20, 2018

Algae: Area continues to receive state and federal funding to deal with algae

Both state and federal funding continue to come in as local governments attempt to fight the the impact that blue-green algae and red tide are having on the ecology and economy of Southwest Florida. Governor Rick Scott announced this week that an additional $4 million in grant funding has been made available through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for communities impacted by red tide and blue-green algae, bringing the total amount of grant funding […]
August 19, 2018

Scientists Developing New Ways to Fight ‘Red Tide’

A leading scientist says researchers in Florida are close to developing a way to control the algae known to cause deadly “red tide.” Michael Crosby heads the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, a leading research organization. A 10-month-old red tide has been killing ocean life along Florida’s southwestern coast. Huge numbers of dead fish have washed up on beaches from the city of Naples up to Tampa. Red tide can cause problems for humans […]
March 8, 2018

Be careful out there!

Harmful red tide bloom spreads along Southwest Florida coast. A red tide bloom that’s lingered since October has spread out along the Southwest Florida coast in the past few days and is expected to drift further south, toward Collier County and the Florida Keys. The latest Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report shows background to medium concentrations of red tide (caused here by Karenia brevis) in Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. The bloom […]
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