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Mote’s Science Café to focus on Human Impacts of Florida Red Tide

Florida red tide is caused by naturally occurring algae, and when its concentrations exceed normal “background” levels, people can experience varying degrees of eye, nose and throat irritation while at the shore or on the water. Many factors, including algae distribution, currents and winds, can determine whether effects are noticeable.

Learn more about the health effects of red tide and a new exciting red tide initiative at Mote Marine Laboratory during Mote’s free Science Café, “Beach Conditions and Health Conditions - Human Impacts of Florida Red Tide” from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Johann Fust Community Library in Boca Grande, Florida.

Mote Staff Scientist, Dr. Tracy Fanara, and Dr. Jeffrey Humbarger of the Boca Grande Health Clinic will they share their expert knowledge and will be available for questions.

Lite bites and drinks will be provided.

Although this is a free event, RSVP is required due to space limitations. Register here: mote.org/sciencecafe.