Current Institute Projects

  • A review of recent private, local, county, state and federal Karenia brevis mitigation efforts updating the last published review (Sengo 2009);
     
  • Testing the impacts of more than 24 potential mitigation compounds and technologies on K. brevis cells, brevetoxins and aerosolization of brevetoxins;
     
  • Closely collaborating with other red tide research programs at Mote investigating other mitigation technologies such as clay, and macroalgae;  
     
  • NOAA Ecohab Grant "Life and Death of Karenia brevis blooms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico" investigating the factors underlying bloom expansion and termination, in collaboration with Drs. Shady Amin (New York University-Abu Dhabi), Pat Glibert (University of Maryland Horn Point Laboratory), Kate Hubbard (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute), Ming Li (University of Maryland Horn Point Laboratory), Jacquin Martinez Martinez (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Robert Weisberg (University of South Florida);
     
  • Florida Sea Grant funded project entitled "Citizen Science Detection & Quantification of Florida Red Tides via Smart Phone enabled qPCR Technology" in collaboration with Dr. Tracy Fanara (Mote Marine Laboratory), and Drs. Peter Countway and Nick Record (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences);
     
  • Florida Red Tide Mitigation & Technology Development Initiative supported project "Examination of the Feasibility of Removing and Composting Fish Carcasses to Mitigate Red Tide" in collaboration with Dr. Michael Parsons (Florida Gulf Coast University); and
     
  • Florida Red Tide Mitigation & Technology Development Initiative supported project "Evaluation of QUAT Efficacy for Florida Red Tide Mitigation" in collaboration with Dr. Emily Hall (Mote Marine Laboratory).

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