Mote Raises and Tags 5000 Juvenile Snook in Response to Red Tide

Anyone who visited southwest Florida’s beaches during the summer of 2018 knows what a bad red tide event can do. Dead marine life clogged area beaches and canals, and beachgoers choked from respiratory irritation caused by the bloom of karenia brevis – it’s the marine dinoflagellate commonly found in the waters…

Red Tide And Human Health: Researchers Study ‘Chronic Exposure’

Toxic red tide algae is starting to bloom along Florida’s west coast again. State wildlife officials say elevated levels have been detected recently from Pinellas to Collier counties , and people in Sarasota County have also been experiencing respiratory irritations. Now, new research is looking into longterm health effects of the…