toxic algae bloom

State wildlife officials reported this past Friday that elevated levels of the organism Karenia brevis are persisting along Florida's gulf coast, which is creating toxic red tide algae blooms from Pinellas County down to Collier County.

Stephen Splane / WUSF Public Media

Another part of Florida is dealing with an outbreak of the toxic algae bloom known as red tide.

Media outlets report that red tide has now showed up in northwest Florida. 

Amy Green / WMFE

It was a rough week for Florida's beaches, with a resurgence of red tide on the Gulf Coast and returning feces-related problems in South Florida.

A new report by the American Civil Liberties Union is raising questions about the state’s handling of last summer’s toxic algae blooms in South Florida. 

Airborne Toxins Detected At Worst Algae Sites

Jul 27, 2016
Amy Green/WMFE

Toxins have been detected in the air at four Treasure Coast sites where a toxic algae bloom has accumulated in high densities.