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Saharan dust may impact SWFL coastal waters

A gigantic dust column from Africa's Sahara Desert has traveled thousands of miles and will eventually settle over the U.S. The dust is so thick...

Saharan dust may help fuel red tide in the Gulf of Mexico, study finds

A large plume of Saharan dust from Africa, over 2,000 miles wide, is surging across the Caribbean Sea. It'll push into the Gulf of...
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Sarasota researchers get $400,000 grant to study red tide health effects

The Gulf of Mexico is quiet Monday when it comes to red tide. As of last week, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission observed...
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FGCU, Mote Marine Lab researchers to study impact of decomposing fish on red tide

While our beaches are clear now, red tide is anything but a distant memory. And if you were in Southwest Florida in 2018, you...
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Collier County holds open meeting to discuss red tide, blue-green algae

What are our state and local governments doing to protect us from harmful algal blooms? After the red tide and blue-green algae crisis of 2018,...
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Artificial reefs create new way to protect waterways, fight red tide

LaPlaya on Vanderbilt Beach has a new tool to protect its waterway and help fight red tide. Two artificial reefs were installed Monday. "We fell victim...
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Researchers outline latest red tide research at Boca Grande forum

Red tide continues to be on the minds of many in Southwest Florida. And leading experts gathered at the end of this week to...

Red tide: What you need to know

Fast Facts: Karenia Brevis is the organism that forms red tide. Experts say red tide begins naturally; However, human activities have the potential to...
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Small business owners reflect on 2018 water quality crisis, see some hope for the...

On a breezy day in Sanibel, snowbirds flock to the beaches to relax, catch some fish and find shells. But during the summer, when...

Latest red tide map shows dwindling concentrations

The latest red tide map released Tuesday night brings SWFL some good news! The map shows greatly reduced concentrations. Chief Meteorologist Jim Farrell says it's...

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