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Red Tide Current Status
This summary report of current red tide conditions around Florida includes a map of sampling results and regional status reports.


New Publications

New to our collections are these recent publications.


Largemouth Bass Tagging Studies

Tagging studies help biologists learn about largemouth bass populations and associated fishing activity throughout Florida.


What do Florida Largemouth Bass Need to Reach Trophy Size?
Biologists discuss what factors contribute to the growth of trophy-sized Florida largemouth bass.


About Florida Red Tides
Florida red tides occur almost every year in the Gulf of Mexico and can harm marine animals and humans.


Cyanobacteria in Florida Waters
Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are commonly found as individual cells, clumps, filaments or large mats in Florida's lakes, rivers and estuaries.



FWC Facts:
The organism that causes red tide in Florida, Karenia brevis, owes its name to a state researcher of harmful algal blooms, Dr. Karen Steidinger.

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