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Dive into marine science topics with the Ocean Expert Exchange series hosted by Scientist in Every Florida School and the ANGARI Foundation. Join us on these virtual experiences to deepen your knowledge of the marine world through livestream on Zoom and YouTube.
Dr. Krimsky will address some of the most frequently asked questions about red tides including causes and impacts of red tides and the current bloom status in Florida.
Topic: Seeing Red-Florida’s Harmful Algal Bloom
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Krimsky
Dr. Lisa Krimsky is a Water Resource Regional Specialized Agent with the University of Florida IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant Program. Lisa’s primary focus is on coastal water quality and harmful algal blooms in FL. Her efforts help solve water resource issues critical to economic development and environmental protection in Florida. Lisa is the PI for The Development of a Red Tide Communication Plan for Florida, a project identified as a priority by the state’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Task Force. The project’s goal is to create a comprehensive communication plan to help better inform residents, visitors and businesses of HAB occurrences and mitigate risks through improved communication. Lisa is also a member of the FL’s HAB Communications Working Group. Prior to joining Florida Sea Grant, Lisa earned her Bachelor’s in Environmental Science & Policy from the University of Maryland and Ph.D. in Marine Studies from University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment.
K-12 Resources: Extension Activities
Fall Series Schedule:
Sept. 9 – Seeing Red- Florida’s Harmful Algal Bloom
Oct. 21 – Octopus Fieldwork: Behavior to Bacteria
Nov 18 – Stories That Bones Tell-Manatees
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