Water-Related News

Red tide to be explored at public forum

BOCA GRANDE — Only one water sample throughout Florida, 15 miles off Collier County’s Gulf coastline, showed any signs of the toxic red tide algae.

The water sample, taken Jan. 2, turned up with low counts — 10,000 to 100,000 cells per iiter of water — of the toxic algae, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on myfwc.com.

The counts may be low, but the subject and worries over red tide has not dissolved from the public’s mind.

Mote Marine Laboratory and the Barrier Island will sponsor a public red tide forum 2 to 4 p.m. Friday [Jan. 10th] at the Boca Grande Community Center, 131 First Street W.

RSVPs were required and could have been made online, but seating was filled by Tuesday, Jan. 7th.

Click the link below for more information, and a list of speakers and topics.