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Invitation to participate in Red Tide Website Usability Survey


March 15, 2021

Florida red tides, a harmful algal bloom (HAB) caused by the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis, are a near annual occurrence in the Gulf of Mexico along the west coast of Florida. Occasionally, blooms can reach the Panhandle and east coast ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, HABs, IFASwater, Krimsky, Red Tide, UF IFAS Water Agents

Recent Fish Kills in the Northern Indian River Lagoon


December 2, 2020

By Lisa Krimsky and Holly Abeels Reports of localized fish kills in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) began on Thanksgiving in 2020 and continued for the next few days. The fish kill was most prominent between the SR528 and SR520 Causeways near ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Brevard County, Florida Sea Grant, HABs, IRL, UF IFAS Water Agents, 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

UF Researchers Find a Strong Correlation Between Liver Cancer and Cyanobacterial Toxins


July 18, 2019

When researchers in the UF Center for Emerging Pathogens analyzed U.S. public health data from 1999-2010, they determined that contamination from cyanobacterial blooms is a potential risk factor for non-alcoholic liver disease. They superimposed ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Blue-green Algae, Climate Change, Climate Tools, Cyanobacteria, Emerging Pathogens, HABs, Harmful Algae, Harmful Algal Blooms, Health, Health And Safety, Liver Cancer, Medical Science, Nutrient Impact, Oceans, Pollution, Public Health, Red Tide, Satellite Imagery, Toxins, UF Research Discoveries, UF/IFAS Research, Water Quality

UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant Researchers Test Water Quality Following Harmful Algal Blooms Using Wild Sponges


July 18, 2019

UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant researchers have tracked over a 15-20 year period how wild sponge populations in Florida Bay recover from harmful algal blooms. Healthy sponge populations in the Florida Keys maintain good water quality and ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Blue-green Algae, Climate Change, Cyanobacteria, FL Sea Grant, Florida Bay, Florida Keys, HABs, Harmful Algae, Harmful Algal Blooms, Nutrient Impact, Oceans, Red Tide, Sea Sponge, UF Research Discoveries, UF/IFAS Research, Water Quality, Wild Sponge

New Tools and Approaches to Better Manage Nutrient Impact


July 18, 2019

Growing Algae to Remove Excess Nutrients With all of the press regarding harmful algal blooms, it is sometimes easy to forget that most algae are good – in fact crucial for the health of our aquatic food webs. Algae also help us breathe, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Blue-green Algae, Caloosahatchee, Climate Change, Climate Tools, Cyanobacteria, Estuaries, Gulf Coast, HABs, Harmful Algae, Harmful Algal Blooms, Lake Okeechobee, Nutrient Impact, Oceans, Red Tide, Satellite Imagery, St. Lucie Estuary, UF Research Discoveries, Water Quality

Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Initiative Announced


July 18, 2019

Florida’s farms, ranch and forest industries are taking a lead and calling for deeper exploration of farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners as suppliers of environmental protection as well as of food and fiber. The Florida Climate-Smart ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Blue-green Algae, Climate Change, Climate Smart Solutions, Climate Tools, Cyanobacteria, Estuaries, HABs, Harmful Algae, Harmful Algal Blooms, Nutrient Impact, Oceans, Red Tide, UF Research Discoveries, Water Quality

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