Scientists testing new solution to fight Florida’s toxic red tide

Scientists testing new solution to fight Florida’s toxic red tide


A red tide, or harmful algal bloom, is the rapid growth of microscopic algae. Some produce toxins that have harmful effects on people, fish, marine mammals, and birds. In Florida and Texas, this is primarily caused by the harmful algae species, Karenia brevis. Karenia Brevis can cause severe respiratory irritation in people, produce large fish kills, and discolor water along the coast. Captions and Photo source: NOAA

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The state of Florida is at war with a toxic red tide. A tide that is killing marine life along the Sunshine State’s southwest coast and creating a stench.

Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota are working on a new weapon that they call an “Ozone Treatment System…

Read Full Article, CBS News (08-18-2018)

Red tide is devastating Florida’s sea life. Are humans to blame? National Geographic (08-08-2018)
Thousands of sea creatures now litter many of southern Florida’s typically picturesque beaches. “Anything that can leave has, and anything that couldn’t leave has died…”

Worst “red tide” toxic algae bloom in years killing turtles, manatees in Florida; CBS News (08-02-2018)

What is a red tide? MNN (08-02-2018)

Toxic Algal Blooms Aren’t Just Florida’s Problem. And They’re On The Rise. Huffington Green (07-07-2016)

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