Red tide map florida. In florida and the gulf of mexico the species that causes most red tides is karenia brevis often abbreviated as k. For the last year florida has been plagued with red tide a hazardous algae bloom that kills sea life and turns typically crystal blue water brown and smelly. What is a florida red tide. Curt anderson the seattle times judge wont end decades old everglades cleanup oversight 11 feb.
In this system an imaging flow cytobot is deployed on a stationary raft to track bloom progression archived images available here. A red tide or harmful algal bloom is a higher than normal concentration of a microscopic alga plantlike organism. People in coastal areas can experience varying degrees of eye nose and throat irritation. A red tide or harmful algal bloom is a higher than normal concentration of a microscopic alga plantlike organism.
Floridas bloom of the red tide karenia brevis persists in the southwest coastal region of the state according to the latest report. Tempting winter weary northerners out for a swim and impressing beachgoers with the spectacle of dolphins breaking the water. In florida and the gulf of mexico the species. A red tide algae bloom has been plaguing the southwest florida coast for months and recently threatened to invade tampa bay although the latest forecast shows it traveling southward again as of aug.
2019 environmental concerns have been a major issue. The florida red tide map reveals that impact areas in. Field research and sampling during blooms of alexandrium in the nauset estuary on cape cod ma usa. As red tide blooms approach coastal areas breaking waves can cause their toxins to become mixed with airborne sea spray.
In early january floridas gulf coast was doing what it does best.