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Red Tide

A red tide is a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga (plant-like organism). In Florida, the species that causes most red tides is Karenia brevis (K. brevis).



Red Tide Current Status

This summary report of current red tide conditions around Florida includes a map of sampling results and regional status reports.

Tools for Tracking Red Tides

FWC scientists combine field sampling with tools maintained by state and federal partners to track red tides and their effects.

Labs and People

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HAB Monitoring

About | Current Projects | Past Florida Events | Monitoring Database

HAB Facts and Information

HAB General Information | Red Tide FAQ | Publications and Products

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Flickr

View our three photo sets: close-ups of harmful algal bloom (HAB) species, photos of blooms and archived red tide status maps.


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