Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida
The Florida Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force was established in 1997 by Virginia Wetherell,then Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. It was formed to developrecommendations on how to handle recurring harmful algal bloom (HAB) problems caused byred tides and their impacts on public health and natural resources as well as new emerging issuessuch as Pfiesteria, which was causing resource and possible human health problems along theeastern seaboard.
Publisher - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)
Subjects - Algal Bloom; Dinoflagellate, Pfiesteria piscicida
Citation: Steidinger KA, Landsberg JH, Tomas CR, Burns Jr JW. 1999. Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida. St. Petersburg (FL): Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). 63 pp http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/information/publications-products/white-paper/