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Figure 2. Nutrients and temperature act synergistically to stimulate blooms of harmful microorganisms in estuaries and nearshore ocean waters. Warming ocean waters caused by climate change are predicted to increase problems with blooms.

Climate Change and the Occurrence of Harmful Microorganisms in Florida’s Ocean and Coastal Waters

July 24, 2015

Climate change is expected to result in increased temperatures of nearshore ocean water, and this could lead to increased growth of harmful microorganisms. These include algae that form noxious or toxic blooms, including red tides, and bacteria ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources
Tags: Climate Change, Florida Sea Grant, Karl Havens, Red Tides

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