Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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HAB Events-Current Status

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) is the rapid growth of a toxic or nuisance algal species that negatively affects natural resources or humans. Check the current status of Florida red tide and other HABs around the state.





FWC Facts:
Pyrodinium bahamense, an HAB organism that blooms each summer in Tampa Bay and Indian River Lagoon, chemically lights up to glow in the dark. This is called bioluminescence.

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