$90 Million for Florida Red Tide Research!

Three southwest Florida congressional representatives, U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key; Kathy Castor, D-Tampa; and Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, are listening to the public outcry for help. They’ve been hearing all the people who have been speaking up, Like us, Red Tide Alert, Bob Rigby, Venice High School, the city of Venice, The Lee county government.

The legislation would triple the amount of federal money now spent on researching red tide and similar blooms.

The research money would be awarded on a competitive, scientifically peer-reviewed basis, and researchers would report their progress each year to Congress.

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One Response to “$90 Million for Florida Red Tide Research!”

  1. Texxs Says:

    Wow that’s alot of money! $90 million!

    The moneyis sorely needed but it’s worrisome thaqt they out in that competitiveness thing. How is anyone supposed to be able to compete with Mote Marine and FWRI? FWRI is practicly a govenment office. Mote Marine is getting close too…

    While these two orgs are probably going to get the lions share of the money, we can hope there is enough money left over for anyone who can get a great red tide idea working.

    If you have an idea swimming about in your brain . . .well, Feed it and feed it!

    Please post ideas here or the “Contact Us” link on the left…

    Hmm maybe I’ll post an article asking for ideas from the puiblic . . .

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