Mote Marine Lab test ozone machine on red tide in canals

Reporter: Nicole Lauren
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The Mote Marine Lab might have a solution for red tide and started putting it to the test in a Boca Grande canal Tuesday morning.

Vice President of Research and Senior Scientist Richard Pierce, says an ozone machine system will help fight red tide blooms.

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Mote Marine will be using two of what they call “ozone systems” to process nearly 300 gallons of water per minute.

The process will last three to four days and researchers will continuously monitor the water.

The machine breaks down toxin-infested water, injects it with ozone, then pumps out clean water.

Testing began at 9:00 a.m.

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