Nov. 15 in Sarasota: Harmful algal bloom panel discussion

Curious about red tide and other harmful algal blooms? Hear from a panel of algae and water-quality experts during The Science of: Harmful Algal Blooms, presented by UF/FAS Extension Sarasota County and hosted by the Florida Waters Stewardship Program and Florida Sea Grant.

The panel discussion will run from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Ringling College of Art & Design Academic Center Auditorium, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34234 (off Old Bradenton Road). *Building #28 on map: https://www.ringling.edu/sites/default/files/Campus_map.pdf
Attending is free and no registration is required.

Guests can learn about the science, monitoring and impacts of Florida red tides (blooms of Karenia brevis algae), along with other important water topics such as blue-green algae, Lake Okeechobee discharges, stormwater management, climate change impacts — and what you can do!

Panelists include: Russ Hoffman, owner of Beautiful Ponds; Dr. Lisa Krimsky, UF/IFAS Extension, water resources regional specialized agent; Dr. Dail Laughinghouse, University of Florida assistant professor, applied phycology; Dr. Vincent Lovko, manager of the Phytoplankton Ecology Program at Mote Marine Laboratory; and John Ryan, Sarasota County, stormwater environmental manager.

For more information, contact Dr. Abbey Tyrna at: 941-861-9818 or atyrna@ufl.edu