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NOAA Awards Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission $4.7 Million to Study Role of Nutrients in State Red Tide Events

NOAA has awarded $813,998 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute for the first year of funding of a $4.7 million, five-year grant to examine the underlying causes of the red tide blooms along Florida ‘s Gulf Coast.

The grant, from the Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) program, managed by NOAA Ocean Service’s Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, will support research, conducted by a multidisciplinary team of scientists led by the institute. The team will seek to better understand the causes of red tide (K. brevis) along Florida’s Gulf Coast, especially how and what types of nutrients fuel the blooms.

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