Big Changes at the Florida Red Tide Coalition

Posted on Tuesday 20 February 2007

Ghost crab on Venice BeachLots of exciting news for the Florida Red Tide Coalition!

The smallest but most obvious change will be our name. Since we’ve formally turns ourselves into a Not for Profit Corporation, we felt it was the right time for a new name to go along with our new, more focused, mission statement. The new official name is Florida Red Tide Solutions. Since we’ve already developed a web presence under the name “Florida Red Tide Coalition” and Florida Red Tide is what we’re all about, we may continue to “DBA” the Florida Red Tide Coalition.

Sunset Maderia Beach Florida - zoomWe’ve refocused our goals, in doing so, we tried to answer the question; “If we could do anything we wanted, what we do about the red tide in Florida?”
The easy answer that we, and many Floridian, and the countless other that suffer from red tide exposure is a resounding: Cure Red Tide!
But what does everyone mean when they say “Cure Red Tide?”

How does “Reduce the frequency, duration and intensity or red tide blooms in Florida to their historically natural levels.” sound to you? In addition we believe this can and should be accomplished in two years after our start date. Also we feel that red tide blooms that are in close proximity to populated or environmentally sensitive areas.

  • Is this even possible?
  • Yes! Other countries have methods of preventing and mitigating red tide blooms they have been using for decades
  • A few innovative methods are being developed right now in Florida that may be even better than what the other countries are doing.

Do you want to volunteer?

  • All the methods being looked into take very little time to start.
  • Once they get started the results show very quickly
  • Almost anything would be better than what the government is doing to control red tide right now.
    • Currently our government is starting an influx of new research. We believe alot of this research will be very valuable and certainly should be done.
  • One thing that no one has suggested researching is more ways to mitigate and prevent red tide blooms
    • We feel these are the first things that should be studied, along with determine the exact cause of red tide blooms, should be the first thing researched, not the last.

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