Florida's Killer Red Tide Explained
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 881 , Segment 1
Episode: Florida’s Killer Red Tide Explained, Man's Best Friend, Carbonated Cartons of Ice Cream
- Aug 20, 2018 9:00 pm
- 15:43 mins
Guest: Richard Bartleson, PhD, Research Scientist, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Laboratory A harmful algal bloom in the Gulf of Mexico is killing marine life, driving away tourists and making it hard for local residents to breathe. Florida has been especially hard hit by this “red tide,” which is one of the most serious and long-lasting scientists have ever recorded for the area. Last week, Florida’s governor declared a state of emergency in seven Gulf Coast counties so extra resources can be sent to deal with the consequences of the algal bloom.