Florida red tide News

Florida Forms Task Force, Commits $3M to Study Toxic Algae Blooms

Florida’s governor has created a new task force to help clean up the state’s lakes and rivers as lawmakers approved funding for research into toxic red tide that has affected the state’s coastline. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the formation of …

One of Florida’s Worst Red Tides Finally Clears

Experts say the red tide that plagued Florida’s coastline for 15 months is one of the five worst toxic algae events in the state’s recorded history. State lawmakers from southwest Florida met with scientists on Feb. 6 at Mote Marine …

New Florida Gov Signs Order to Fight Algae, Red Tide

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis began following up on a campaign promise to make the environment a priority by signing an order last week seeking to tackle Florida’s problems with blue-green algae in its rivers and red tide off its coast. …

Red Tide Plaguing Florida Beaches Spreads to Space Coast

A toxic algae bloom has reached Florida’s Space Coast. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said red tide had reached parts of Brevard County. The wildlife commission says red tide now spans from Miami-Dade County to halfway up Florida’s …

Florida Red Tide Not Diminished by Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael failed to break up a patchy and toxic algae bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida’s shoreline for the last year, experts said Monday, meaning the red tide outbreak could continue to cause problems …

Red Tide Affecting Both Sides of Florida’s Coasts, Expected to Linger

Red tide is expected to linger along Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf coasts at moderate levels at least through early this week. Most South Florida beaches were open Friday with warnings posted about the toxic algae. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric …