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Florida Red Tide

Florida red tide blooms have crept up along the state’s west coast, leaving discolored, smelly water and dead wildlife in their track.

State officials are monitoring red tide effects in seven counties, including Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pinellas and Sarasota. In August, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in the affected counties. Red tide was recently detected on Florida's east coast as well, including in Miami-Dade County.

Learn more about Florida red tide

Read the latest from FIU's Department of Emergency Management

Florida Red Tide Expert Panel

A panel of FIU experts discussed the science and implications of Florida red tide on Oct. 9 on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Watch the webcast or visit the event announcement for more information.


Our CASE faculty can offer insights into many aspects of Florida red tide, from the algae itself to health effects, assessment of contamination, Florida beaches and more. Browse our experts below or view the full FIU experts list with media contact information.


What hurricanes mean for red tide

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael is likely to affect the Florida red tide bloom. What’s not yet clear is how. Michael was a […]

Panel explores effects of red tide on Florida

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Red tide continues to be a source of concern for Florida, according to FIU experts. The harmful algal bloom that […]

FIU scientist discovers potentially harmful algal bloom in Keys canal

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A bloom of a harmful algal species that causes a different red tide than what is currently affecting Florida’s east […]