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Researchers hope to see Gulf waters improving 6 months after Ian

Weeks after Hurricane Ian, a team from Florida Gulf Coast University and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation set sail into the Gulf to explore water quality, marine life and the seafloor. Nearly 6 months since Ian’s landfall, the team is heading back to study our water quality again.

Red tide’s impact goes beyond SWFL beaches

Red Tide is an ongoing problem Southwest Florida is experiencing and struggling with in the wake of Hurricane Ian. While Red Tide does bring a lousy stench and dead fish along, the problem is bigger than merely that. Captain Ozzie Fischer is a second-generation boat captain and has been showing people the way of the […]

Large seaweed blob floating toward Florida coast

A large seaweed blob known as “sargassum” is floating toward Florida. Southwest Florida has seen it happen nearly every year for the past decade, but this year it’s enormous. Scientists said the blob seen from satellite images is enough to fill 3,000 Olympic-sized pools. As of Monday evening, the sargassum is in the Caribbean Sea […]

Turning the Tide: New tool put in Gulf of Mexico to fight algae, Red Tide

On Wednesday afternoon, a new tool was put in the Gulf of Mexico to monitor the water and support Red Tide research, human health, and the ecosystem. Ten miles offshore and 30 feet underwater, giant cement blocks will help scientists better understand what’s happening in the water. “So the importance of Kimberley’s reef is it’s […]