Tag: K. Brevis
A pump at a gas station in Silver Spring, Md., is out of service, notifying customers they are out of fuel. Image via AP.

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 19, 2018

Floridians (and visitors) now have a way to know how much red tide is affecting the state’s beaches. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in coordination with other state and local groups, launched a new tool Friday that predicts the levels of respiratory irritation present on beaches affected by airborne toxins associated with red tide. […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 8, 2018

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate bid got some good news this week, thanks to a University of South Florida College of Marine Science report. A three-week red tide mission found abnormally cooler temperatures and increased salt content might have caused this year’s red tide outbreak. Scott is running against incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. Scott […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorSeptember 19, 2018

What can help with Florida’s nagging red tide problem? One possible solution: clay. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is teaming up with red tide experts to explore opportunities to reduce the effects of the ongoing K. Brevis bacteria bloom responsible for massive fish kills along Florida’s Gulf Coast, including Pinellas County. Gov. Rick Scott […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorSeptember 18, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott is putting another $4 million toward red tide funding for local communities impacted by the outbreak. The Tuesday announcement brings the total Florida Department of Environmental Protection funding available so far to $13 million. Red tide has been spreading north along Florida’s Gulf Coast for much of the late summer. It’s plagued Pinellas […]


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