Category 3 Hurricane Michael Surges Towards Florida’s Gulf Coast

Category 3 Hurricane Michael Surges Towards Florida’s Gulf Coast

Hurricane Michael, quite possibly the largest ever to threaten Florida’s northern Coast has gained speed. The category 3 hurricane is estimated to make landfall by Wednesday afternoon with high winds of 125 mph, recently increased from 120 mph by Tuesday afternoon, October 9, 2018. As the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend areas are in the most imminent danger, […]

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 […]

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