Beginnings of Red Tide Detected in SWFL

sanibel lighthouse from above

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported on Oct. 13 that the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was found in 20 samples in Southwest Florida at background to very low concentrations. In Lee County, there were two locations with background concentrations near Captiva Pass and Boca Grande Pass.

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Rainy Seasons & Algal Bloom Trends

lake okeechobee rainy season algal blooms

Although algal blooms occur naturally, water releases from Lake Okeechobee can transport them to other areas and threaten the health of people, wildlife, and the environment.

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Lake Okeechobee Reaches 15 Feet

Lake Okeechobee algal bloom

The new regulation schedule for Lake Okeechobee isn’t finalized yet, but we’re already seeing a preview of what the management system could look like, says SCCF Research & Policy Associate…

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