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Beneficial Algae or Unsightly Pond Scum?


January 26, 2021

Algae are an important component of an ecosystem, but when algae populations grow out of control, they begin to decrease water quality. The summer months generate high water temperatures and abundant sunlight. This in combination with excessive ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Algae, Filamentous Algae, Fish Ponds, Natural Resources, Pond Management, Pond Scum, Suwannee County, Topic Tuesday, Water Quality
image- photochemical reactor - Dr. Myoseng Jang - students - HABs study on microcystin progression study

UF scientists show how long toxins produced by HABs of blue-green algae remain in the air


October 12, 2020

DAVIE, Fla. --- Rivers, lakes, and ponds are recreational destinations for swimming, fishing, boating and more. When cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) form releasing toxins into these freshwater systems, there can be harmful impacts ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Air Quality, Algae, FLREC, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, H. Dail Laughinghouse IV, HABs, Herbert Wertheim College Of Engineering, Microcystin, Myoseon Jang, UF IFAS Agronomy, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS SNRE, Water Institute, Water Quality
researcher examining algea in water tank

Algae study recognized for high impact among UF/IFAS research


July 2, 2020

The UF/IFAS Research Dean’s Office is recognizing former undergraduate student Rebecca O’Connell and Soil and Water Sciences research professor Dr. Ann Wilkie for their research paper. The article they co-authored, “Comparing Harvest Productivity ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Algae, Ann Wilkie, Rebecca O'Connell, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Algae, Brevotoxin, Florida Sea Grant, HAB, HABscope, Karenia Brevis, Red Tide

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