Frequently asked questions and answers about the 2018 red tide in Southwest Florida.
The workshop “Red Tide Stinks! Shellfish Industry Strategies for dealing with Harmful Algae Blooms,” has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2017.
Detecting Red Tide: Sea Grant Researcher Finds Efficient Method To Detect Toxins And Evaluate Shellfish Closures
Blooms of Florida red tides can lead to significant economic losses because shellfish harvesting areas must be closed to prevent consumers from contracting neurotoxic shellfish poisoning, or NSP.
Update April 11, 2013: The tide has killed 241 of Florida’s roughly 5,000 manatees, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, and the toll appears certain to rise. A red tide bloom along the southwest Florida coast has claimed the lives of 174 manatees so far this year, and one Fort Myers man…