Scientist Worry ‘Brown Tide’ Will Feed the Red Tide

Scientist Worry ‘Brown Tide’ Will Feed the Red Tide

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released the latest report on the condition of the beaches due to the red tide that is plaguing the state. After a week of lower red tide concentrations, levels are on the rise again. Manatee County reported a concentration that is between 5 and 25 percent higher […]

The Wrath of Red Tide in Florida

The Wrath of Red Tide in Florida

Two large-scale algae outbreaks in Florida have killed sea life and is threatening the health of the public. The current red tide is one of the longest lasting outbreaks in Florida history. The red tide is caused by Karenia brevis. The algae produce toxins called brevetoxins. They cause gastrointestinal and neurological problems when ingested. This […]

Massive Amounts of Toxic Algae Threaten West Coast U.S.

Massive Amounts of Toxic Algae Threaten West Coast U.S.

A unusually large mass of toxic algae is spreading in the waters off the West Coast of the United States, threatening ocean animals and even humans. What is now being referred to as “red tide” is an extraordinarily lethal bloom of algae that has caused deadly infections in dolphins and sea lions in the near-Pacific […]