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Water-Related News

Red tide finally dissipates

The Karenia brevis bloom that has previously been present in southwest Florida was not detected in samples analyzed so far this week. A water sample collected from the Indian River Lagoon (Brevard County) also contained no K. brevis.

The Florida Wildlife Research Institute Harmful Algal Blooms group, in conjunction with Mote Marine Laboratory, have created a Facebook page where you can learn about the Florida Red Tide and other Harmful agal blooms.

To learn more about other organisms that have been known to cause algal blooms in Florida waters, visit the FWRI-HAB website. The site also provides links to additional information related to the topic of Florida red tide including satellite imagery, experimental red tide forecasts, shellfish harvesting areas, the FWC Fish Kill Hotline, the Florida Poison Information Center (to report human health effects related to exposure to red tide), and other wildlife related hotlines.