A red tide bloom of the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis currently extends from Sarasota County to Collier County.
In recent years, harmful algal blooms, or HABs, have wreaked havoc in Florida’s inland and coastal waters. Blooms, which are an overabundance of algae, can create toxins that harm aquatic life and cause health problems in humans and pets. When the blooms die, their decomposition lowers oxygen levels in the water further impacting fish…
NOAA satellite imagery gives new perspectives on bloom presence.
Satellite imagery has indicated that a bloom of blue-green algae has formed in Lake Okeechobee.