Current HAB Projects
FWRI's HAB researchers work to improve the scientific understanding
of harmful algal blooms in coastal and estuarine environments. Read
about some of the research projects currently in progress.
Researchers conduct detailed sampling to better understand when, where and under what conditions harmful algal blooms form.
Researchers monitor 10 sites in Old Tampa Bay for the presence of, or conditions favorable to, harmful algal blooms.
Learn about the program and how to become a volunteer, collecting water samples around the state to help scientists monitor the Florida red tide.
Scientists use automatic sensors on portable platforms to study how
harmful algal blooms develop in Florida's coastal waters.
The Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) research group maintains its historical role of event response while expanding routine sampling with a network of collaborators and volunteers.
The FWRI harmful algal bloom research group cultures and maintains a collection of microalgae for use by FWRI scientists and other scientists worldwide. The cultures are grown in the laboratory and stored in environmentally controlled growth chambers.
The Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) program is a national study of harmful algal blooms. ECOHAB: Karenia is a subproject that focuses on Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism.