Scientists, policymakers and everyday citizens take aim at ways to head off another outbreak.
In the second week of the Observer's look at red tide and potential solutions, we examine what's being done on our beaches, in our backyards, in the halls of government and in the laboratory.
Sarasota’s fight against red tide takes many forms
Our region finds itself in the center of the search for answers as scientists and policymakers work both sides of the question. Read the story
Politicians, policymakers focus on quality of water, funding
While Florida’s government is primed to spend more money with Mote Marine to find solutions to red tide, politicians on the local and state levels seem to be in agreement their best path is to focus on water quality. Read the story
Mote’s Red Tide Institute plans to roll out tests
When a red tide bloom explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, it’s hard to fight on a battlefield measured in hundreds of square miles. Read the story
Community groups large and small wage battles against red tide
From educators to local environmental groups, who in the community has actively sought to research or make an impact on red tide? Read the story
What can you do to help?
Here are seven things everyone can do, pretty much every day. Read the story
Opinion: Seek balance in red tide solutions
As we learned from reporting this series, the answer is simple, but unsatisfying: Red tide is complicated. And despite years of studying it, there is no scientific consensus on what to do. Read the column