The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will host scientist and red tide expert Larry Brand.
Community gardening is a lesson in both people and plants.
Nutrient runoff can cause harmful algal blooms that block sunlight from reaching underwater grasses, rob the water of oxygen and threaten aquatic life.
After the Bloom
Overall, the Gulf seafood industry experienced huge losses last year.
Visit Sarasota County is helping hospitality businesses learn how to use Google My Business to communicate with customers concerned about red tide.
Collections were down by 12 percent in October when compared to October 2017, a drop-off likely due to red tide.
Collections increased almost every month of the most recent fiscal year, but declined by 19.8 percent in August and by 32.2 percent in September.
Experts will discuss the science behind harmful algal blooms and the effects of red tide at a free panel that runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Stemming Red Tide
The key to unlocking K. brevis is meticulous monitoring over many years.
"We do fine," she says.
Standing Their Ground
The Sarasota chapter, of which Carol Rescigno is the president, is the Brady Campaign’s only active one in the state. By contrast, California has 28 chapters and even Texas has three.
“You should see all of the women that come in to flirt with him. Women in their 40s, their 50s, their 60s. They absolutely love him.”
Cultural Pas de Deux
International talent meets Cuban technique at a thriving Sarasota dance school.