FWRI's HAB researchers work to improve the scientific understanding of harmful algal blooms in coastal and estuarine environments. Read about some of the research projects currently in progress.
Researchers conduct detailed sampling to better understand when, where and under what conditions harmful algal blooms form.
Researchers monitor 10 sites in Old Tampa Bay for the presence of, or conditions favorable to, harmful algal blooms.
Learn about the program and how to become a volunteer, collecting water samples around the state to help scientists monitor the Florida red tide.
Periodic testing of water samples and clams provides an early warning of bloom occurrences and shellfish toxicity and minimizes the risk of human exposure to saxitoxins.
It takes a team to monitor Florida’s coastal waters. The FWC/FWRI-Mote Cooperative Program highlights coordinated sampling, research, education, and outreach efforts.