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Current 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.

Time-Series Sampling in Pinellas and Manatee Counties
Researchers conduct detailed sampling to better understand when, where and under what conditions harmful algal blooms form.

Old Tampa Bay Monitoring Program
Researchers monitor 10 sites in Old Tampa Bay for the presence of, or conditions favorable to, harmful algal blooms.

Community Scientists Monitoring for Red Tide (CSMRT)
Learn about the program and how to become a community scientist, collecting water samples around the state to help researchers monitor Florida's red tide.

Monitoring Toxic Algae Species and Shellfish in the Indian River Lagoon (2002-present)
Periodic testing of water samples and clams provides an early warning of bloom occurrences and shellfish toxicity and minimizes the risk of human exposure to saxitoxins.

FWC/FWRI-Mote Cooperative Red Tide Program
It takes a team to monitor Florida’s coastal waters.  The FWC/FWRI-Mote Cooperative Program highlights coordinated sampling, research, education, and outreach efforts.