Being a marine biologist, I’ve always looked at the oceans and estuaries from the water – in, on, under – my marine biology world has been one of close contact, until last year. Last year is when I started working with a small group of ... READ MORE
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
Red tide is an example of a harmful algal bloom, or HAB. The majority of HAB species are phytoplankton (floating algae, mostly single-celled). However, they also include some tiny microalgae that live attached to plants or other substrates as ... READ MORE
Algae blooms have received significant attention in the media -- and for good reason. These blooms cause serious environmental harm to water, wildlife, and ecosystem health. Plants, fish, and other animals can die. For some of Florida’s most ... READ MORE
For a quick list of helpful links to current red tide status & beach conditions, scroll to the end!
First published September 2018. Last updated August 2020.
The 2018 - 2019 Red Tide bloom stacked up to be one of the worst blooms on ... READ MORE
It has been a bad year for red tide throughout southwest Florida. The bloom we’ve been experiencing started last year around September and has persisted since. Blooms lasting this long are not unheard of and actually scientists have recently ... READ MORE