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I’m tired of all the negative “news” about our algae problems. We are hearing about horror and devastation. There certainly have been very devastating fish kills and we have suffered severe loss of life. However, the other side of this is we do still have fish and healthy places to enjoy our…

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SARASOTA — Cynthia Heil envisions Mote Marine Laboratory’s new research Red Tide Institute becoming a hub of innovative research for red tide and other harmful algae.

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ENGLEWOOD — Three special scientific seminar talks are scheduled to better educate the public about red tide and other toxic algae.

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I’m tired of all the negative “news” about our algae problems. We are hearing about horror and devastation. There certainly have been very devastating fish kills and we have suffered severe loss of life. However, the other side of this is we do still have fish and healthy places to enjoy our…

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Learn about Florida red tide blooms — including the challenging bloom of 2017-18 — during a Boca Grande red tide forum featuring scientists, university professors and wildlife rehabilitators.

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ENGLEWOOD — Paige Bakhaus, organizer of the fourth annual Paddlefest at Englewood Beach, announced Wednesday that the event is canceled for this weekend.

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Let’s explore the facts of red tide. We hear so many varied “facts,” and often they contradict one another. Many come from sources we want to trust. But many have agendas to promote. How do we determine what to believe?

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A group of scientists and experts weighed in on the Gulf Coast's ongoing destructive red tide and the nutrients that feed them at a forum held this week at Venice City Hall.

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This year, while all eyes and focus were along our coast, something was happening in the Harbor that went mostly unnoticed. And no, it wasn’t red tide. Red tide cannot grow in salinities less than 18 practical salinity units, and the entire upper Harbor was much fresher than that all summer …

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A miracle would be dandy. But just a little luck would do for now, say local sellers of fun, sun and surf.

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First, the good news. Sarasota County will not seek an extension this week of its local emergency rules due to red tide, effectively lifting the local state of emergency that was issued Aug. 14.

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Sarasota County will not seek an extension this week of its local emergency rules due to red tide, effectively lifting the local state of emergency that was issued Aug. 14.

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NORTH PORT — As the end of the fertilizer ban comes to a close in the region, the North Port City Commission is still encouraging residents to steer clear of fertilizers.

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ENGLEWOOD — Tracy Fanara couldn't say Tuesday what impact Hurricane Michael would have on the red tide bloom hugging Manasota Key's Gulf shoreline.