Red Tide Forecasting App


In the Gulf of Mexico on every beach, every day? Soon there will be an app for that. An app is
being developed by NOAA, GCOOS, Mote Marine Laboratory and the Florida Department of Health. It will also support fine-scale forecasts to better protect public health and coastal economies

Red tides caused by Karenia brevis (K. brevis) in the Gulf of Mexico can have a devastating effect on coastal communities, where severe blooms can cause millions of dollars in tourism losses and send people with chronic respiratory diseases to their local emergency rooms.

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