The Basics of Red Tide

Tuesday, October 29, 2019By Betty Staugler – Waterline Magazine
 
Waterline Magazin - Red tide on Florida’s Gulf coast is caused by the bloom of the Karenia brevis algae, which occurs naturally in the Gulf of Mexico. Blooms always begin offshore and are associated with inorganic nutrients brought up from the deep ocean. Cells are transported towards shore by ocean currents. Learn more here.