A red tide is a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga (plant-like organism). In Florida, the species that causes most red tides is Karenia brevis (K. brevis).
This summary report of current red tide conditions around Florida includes a map of sampling results and regional status reports.
FWC Facts:Seagrasses are important nursery grounds for fish and invertebrates, and they support many commercial and recreational activities for humans.
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