UF/IFAS
Extension Charlotte County

Category: Water

Oh, Poop! Is that what I think it is?!


July 14, 2023

In recent years, Charlotte Harbor (and the Southwest coast of Florida in general) has seen the periodic episodes of floating grey and brown carpet-like blobs. Their appearance, and the fact that they sometimes have a strong smell, gives the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Algae, Charlotte Harbor, Florida Sea Grant, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, Harmful Algal Blooms, Nuisance, Seagrass, Water, Water Quality

The State of Charlotte Harbor Estuary Following Hurricane Ian


October 28, 2022

It has been a month since Hurricane Ian made landfall in the state of Florida and as some of the adrenaline starts to wear-off people have begun asking, “What impacts is the storm going to have on water quality going forward? Are we doomed ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Bacteria Monitoring, Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Fish Kill, Florida Sea Grant, Hurricane Ian, Red Tide
Red Tide

Red tide respiratory forecasts help ensure enjoyable days at the beach!


January 8, 2020

With red tide in southwest Florida giving us a reprieve, it’s a good time to think about the future. Red tides have occurred in Florida 57 of the last 66 years, so we should expect future events. But a red tide shouldn't mean we have to avoid ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, Research, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Algae, Brevotoxin, Florida Sea Grant, HAB, HABscope, Karenia Brevis, Red Tide

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!


August 6, 2019

Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Environment, Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension, Water

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