Seeing Red: Florida’s Harmful Algal Bloom
Dr. Lisa Krimsky, Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent
University of Florida IFAS Extension
and Florida Sea Grant
Dr. Krimsky addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about red tides including causes and impacts of red tides and the current bloom status in Florida.
Select Supplemental Content:
[REFERENCE] Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission FWRI – Red Tide & Red Tide Current Status
[RESOURCE LIBRARY] Florida Sea Grant – Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida
[READING] Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute – Harmful Algal Blooms | Understanding the Threat and the Actions Being Taken to Address it (a 2022 special report)
[READING] Florida Sea Grant – State of the Science for Karenia brevis (Red Tide) in Florida
[VIDEO] American Chemical Society – The Terrifying (but Awesome) Science Behind Red Tides
[READING] UF IFAS Extension – Tips for Tracking Red Tide
[REFERENCE] NOAA NCCOS – Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast
[REFERENCE] USF – Red Tide Prediction and Tracking on the West Florida Shelf
[READING] UF IFAS – Quantifying the Socio-Economic Impacts of HABs in SW Florida in 2018
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Dr. Lisa Krimsky is a Water Resource Regional Specialized Agent with the University of Florida IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant Program. Lisa’s primary focus is on coastal water quality and harmful algal blooms in Florida. Her efforts help solve water resource issues that are critical to economic development and environmental protection in Florida. Lisa is the Principal Investigator for The Development of a Red Tide Communication Plan for Florida, a project identified as a priority by the state’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Task Force. The project’s goal is to create a comprehensive communication plan to help better inform residents, visitors and businesses of HAB occurrences and mitigate risks through improved communication. Lisa is also a member of the state’s HAB Communications Working Group. Prior to joining Florida Sea Grant, Lisa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland and Ph.D. in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment.
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