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Mote Marine Laboratory Holding Meeting in Collier County on Red Tide

Red tide. It’s probably not going away any time soon.

Scientists from More Labs in Sarasota are coming down to North Collier Regional Park Wednesday night to talk about the current state of the red tide.

HelloSWFL called the labs to get more information on the topics being discussed, but they would not release additional info on what’s being covered.

Collier County is giving the floor to three Mote scientists: Dr. Richard Pierce, Dr. Vincent Lovko and Dr. Tracy Fanara.

Dr. Pierce has been the go-to guy for red tide and blue-green algae . He talked to us before about Mote’s new “ozone-ator,” a machine that attacks the toxins from algae and filters out clean water.

Dr. Lovko is from the phytoplankton ecology department and Dr. Fanara is from the environmental health department.

Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and USF’s marine department both have red tide maps that show they don’t think the red tide is going to get better any time soon.

The informational meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

Reporting by Gabriela Milian

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