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:
Saxitoxin, the compound that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning, was used in suicide pills for U.S. U-2 spy plane pilots in the Cold War in case of crash and potential capture.

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