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Harmful Effects of Airborne Red Tide in New Study

8/22/2022 - By Stefania Lugli. Researchers from the Roskamp Institute found new evidence suggesting that airborne exposure to red tide could have neurological impacts — especially for those with a previous history of migraine or chronic fatigue syndrome. While respiratory symptoms are well-documented during red tide blooms, neurological symptoms haven't been examined… SEE MORE
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Everything You Need To Know About Red Tide

7/8/2022 - By NOAA Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, occur when colonies of algae—simple plants that live in the sea and freshwater—grow out of control while producing toxic or harmful effects on people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals, and birds. The human illnesses caused by HABs, though rare, can be debilitating or even… SEE MORE

Florida Red Tide Status Update for May 13, 2022

5/13/2022 - Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at very low concentrations in one sample from Northwest Florida over the past week. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was not observed. In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at very low concentrations in Walton County. Along the Florida East… SEE MORE

Red Tide Status Update for December 3, 2021

12/3/2021 - Current Conditions Over the past week, Karenia brevis was detected in six samples along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Thanks to our partners at USF and NOAA, we continue to use satellite imagery to look for patches of elevated chlorophyll as a proxy for algal biomass. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed… SEE MORE

Florida Red Tide Mid-Week Update

7/29/2021 - Current Conditions A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists on the Florida Gulf Coast and in Tampa Bay. Conditions remain improved in most areas of Tampa Bay relative to prior weeks. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 109 samples. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in 59 samples: seven from Pasco County, 12… SEE MORE

Florida Red Tide Mid-Week Update for June 16, 2021

6/17/2021 - Current Conditions A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 52 samples, with bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) observed in six samples from Pinellas County, three samples from Hillsborough County, and four samples from Manatee County. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over… SEE MORE

Red Tide Mid-Week Update for June 9, 2021

6/9/2021 - Current Conditions A patchy bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 81 samples, with bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) observed in five samples from Pinellas County, three samples from Hillsborough County, three samples from Manatee County, one sample from Lee County, and three… SEE MORE
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New Red Tide Concerns Rise Along the Suncoast

6/9/2021 - By Seshmi Hayes and Matthew Wheeler. Fears over red tide have prompted Florida officials to briefly prohibit aquaculture farmers from harvesting in south Tampa Bay. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reporting that fish kills are “suspected to be related to red tide.” Red tide has been discovered in both Pinellas… SEE MORE

Red Tide Update for February 24, 2021

2/24/2021 - Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. K. brevis was detected in 21 samples collected over the past week. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in three samples from Lee County. Recent satellite imagery (2/23; NOAA, USF) indicates the presence of chlorophyll patches along and offshore of Lee, Collier, and Monroe… SEE MORE