Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


HAB Facts and Information

Look up red tide definitions; explore links, publications, and more!

HAB General Information

This section defines harmful algal blooms and red tides.

Red Tide FAQ

Do you have questions about Florida's red tide? Find the answers here.

Publications and Products

The HAB group at FWRI publishes and presents information and research about red tide and other harmful algal blooms. View products and publications from red tide studies and symposia.

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