Florida will intensify its effort to research, alert and educate the public about the toxic red tide algae.
BOCA GRANDE — Only one water sample throughout Florida — 15 miles off Collier County’s Gulf coastline — has shown any signs of the toxic red tide algae in 2020.
VENICE BEACH - The scent of dead fish has been rising along the Intracoastal Waterway and area beaches as red tide has started choking Venice-area beaches.
ENGLEWOOD — Under a grey overcast sky and with a light, but steady, breeze from the east, Manasota Key’s public beaches enjoyed Monday morning free of the telltale signs of the toxic red tide algae.
ENGLEWOOD — Emerging technologies may help people, especially those with respiratory conditions, decide whether it’s safe to head to the beaches while red tide is in the area.
Red tide is once again blooming off the Southwest Florida coast. This current bloom first surfaced in Collier County a few weeks ago, and since then has expanded along the coast.
BOCA GRANDE — Medium and low concentrations of Karenia brevis, the red tide organism, have been found in water samples off Charlotte County.
NORTH PORT — Terry Root, a co-awardee of the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore, said she thinks humans have a moral obligation to not cause suffering of other species.
SARASOTA — Following the success of Charlotte County’s water summit last month, Sarasota County commissioners will consider, during its meeting Wednesday, hosting a similar event.
Politicians promised cooperation, and scientists described engineered fixes for toxic algae problems at a water quality summit Tuesday in Punta Gorda.
Charlotte County’s Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau wants to boost restaurants, hotels and other tourism-related businesses that were hard hit in 2018 by the intense toxic red tide blooms.
ENGLEWOOD — If the most-recent water samples are to be believed, Sarasota and Charlotte counties turned up the only — hopefully the last — significant signs of the toxic red tide algae in Florida.
ENGLEWOOD — The South Manasota/Sandpiper Key Association isn’t sitting on the sidelines when it comes to the toxic red tide algae.
Recent clear skies and clean waters may be quelling the groundswell of worries over red tide and other harmful algal blooms.
ENGLEWOOD — Normally, with the start of tarpon season in April and throughout the summer months, Rob Stern of Sterns & Bruns Garage and Tires expects to restock his inventory two, three or more times with tires for boat trailers.
PUNTA GORDA — A reservoir that a prominent biologist says may do little to help the Everglades is poised for federal funding, while Charlotte County’s septic-to-sewer projects got bumped off the list.
Dolphins, with their acrobatic antics, are natural favorites of boaters, tourists and anyone who lives, works or enjoys Florida’s waterways. So when they began washing up on our shores this summer — along with thousands of dead fish, and even manatees — it sparked a passionate wave of outrag…
After a couple weeks of reprieve, red tide is back in Southwest Florida. In case there’s any doubt, this is the same red tide bloom that’s been plaguing us since late October of 2017. It’s also the same bloom that is currently on Florida’s east coast, and likely the same bloom that’s up in t…
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…