Communities affected by the current Florida red tide are asking great questions — in particular, what more can be done to address this challenging harmful algal bloom (HAB) and better protect public health and quality of life?
Mote Marine Laboratory — an independent research institution that has studied Florida red tide for decades in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and numerous other partners — is working hard to answer that question with multiple scientific studies advancing this summer.
From October 2017 through July 2018, Mote and its partners have monitored extensively for Florida red tide designed to augment public information on the status of the bloom.
Join our Mote scientists for a web video chat regarding red tide and what Mote is doing. The video chat will be through the Zoom platform and will be available to the first 1000 registrants. After the live web video chat, the video will be made available on Mote's Youtube page: www.youtube.com/motemarinelab.
Dr. Vince Lovko, Staff Scientist and Program Manager for Phytoplankton Ecology
Dr. Tracy Fanara, Staff Scientist and Program Manager for Environmental Health
Gretchen Lovewell, Program Manager for Mote’s Strandings Investigation Program
Dr. Rich Pierce, Senior Scientist and Program Manager for Ecotoxicology Research