Almost every summer in Florida, you hear news about red tide. But what exactly is it, and why is it so talked about? Watch now to learn more!
Floridians are already witnessing its harmful consequences in aquatic ecosystems as Florida creeps into its summer season.
Polluted wastewater at an abandoned phosphate mine in Manatee County was pumped into Tampa Bay to stop a leak.
In Florida, red tide is caused by the accumulation of Karenia brevis, a type of single-celled organism called a dinoflagellate.
In fresh water, the most common kind of algae that produce blooms are blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria.
Sargassum is a type of seaweed, or brown algae, that spends its life on the ocean’s surface and floats in large masses.