First signs of algae that cause red tide found off Florida’s Gulf Coast

Red tide isn’t likely to ruin anyone’s weekend, but state measurements taken in the last week have found small concentrations of the algae that cause it off Florida’s Gulf Coast. The measurements taken by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission between May 2-9 found the presence of the microscopic red-tide causing red tidephytoplankton, Karenia brevis, in low concentrations in waters in both Sarasota and Charlotte counties. More from the…. continue reading

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