Science

Mote Hires Leader for New Red Tide Institute

Mote Marine Laboratory recently hired Cynthia Heil as the director of its Red Tide Institute, which was established last month.

11/13/2018 By Staff

Environment

Free Panel Examines Science of Harmful Algal Blooms and Red Tide

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.

11/08/2018 By Staff

Crunching the numbers

Number of Sea Turtle Nests on Local Beaches Declines

This year's number remains the third highest recorded in the past 37 years.

10/31/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Science

Foundation Donates $1 Million for New Red Tide Institute at Mote

The Andrew and Judith Economos Charitable Foundation donation will support red tide mitigation research.

10/22/2018 By Staff

From the Editor

From the Editor: Vote for the Environment

“These intense blooms are not normal. It’s clear that excess land-based nutrients exacerbate the growth of all harmful algae.”

09/26/2018 By Susan Burns

Stemming Red Tide

It’s Been 12 Months Since Karenia Brevis Washed Ashore. Four Research Projects Hope to Understand Outbreaks

The key to unlocking K. brevis is meticulous monitoring over many years.

09/26/2018 By Dyllan Furness

Red Tide

Mote and NOAA Report Spike in Dolphin Deaths—and Red Tide is Likely to Blame

Forty-nine bottlenose dolphins have died in Southwest Florida since July 1.

09/14/2018 By Jonathan Goodman

Coastal Creative

As Florida Struggles With Red Tide, Artist Brendan Coudal's New T-Shirts Remind Us Why We Love the Gulf

"I felt like I had to do something" in response to red tide, Coudal says. A portion of sales from his T-shirts will benefit Captains for Clean Water.

09/14/2018 By Ashley Cooper

First Aid

Mote and FIU Are Trying to Help Manatees Exposed to Toxic Red Tide

If successful, the treatment could be used to aid dolphins, turtles and birds, too.

09/06/2018 By Megan McDonald

Retail

'Shoptember' Retail Promotion Returns

The promotion is intended to encourage retail business during a typically slow month, slower than usual this year because of red tide.

09/05/2018 By Staff

Environment

Lawmakers Hosting Red Tide Town Hall Saturday

State Reps. Margaret Good and Joe Gruters are holding a joint town hall from 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 25, to hear concerns about red tide.

08/22/2018 By Staff

Seafood Safety

Is Gulf Seafood Safe to Eat?

Which Gulf seafood is safe to eat—and which Gulf seafood you should avoid—during red tide.

08/21/2018 By Audrey Warne

Disasters

New Loans Help Businesses Affected By Red Tide

If you own a small business in Manatee or Sarasota County and have been impacted by red tide, you are eligible to apply until Friday, Oct. 12.

08/16/2018 By Staff

Environment

New Mote Study Tests Possibility of Mitigating Red Tide

Researchers are launching a new study to test whether filter-feeding animals and seaweeds can mitigate the effects of Florida red tide.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Environment

Fertilizer Restrictions Now in Effect

Sarasota County restrictions on the use of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on lawns went into effect last week.

06/07/2018 By Staff

Federal Funding

Congress Passes Buchanan Red Tide Bill

The legislation includes $8 million for NOAA algae research.

03/23/2018 By Staff

Environment

Mote Marine Launches New Red Tide Reporting App

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium recently released a new free app that encourages users to report instances of red tide.

06/06/2017 By staff

Gulf Watch

Expert Says No Cure for Red Tide

Mote researcher say they're focusing on alleviating its effects.

03/15/2017 By Pam Daniel

Research

Mote Scientist Awarded Grant to Study Harmful Algal Blooms

Harmful algal blooms include the toxin-producing algae Karenia brevis, which causes red tide.

11/16/2016 By staff

Tourism

USF Research Suggests Low Chance of Red Tide This Year

Conditions suggest that we should not expect red tide outbreaks along Florida's west coast this year, according to new research.

08/10/2016 Research by staff