Mote: red tide organism in Sarasota

Mote Marine Laboratory continues to detect Karenia brevis, the organism that causes Florida red tide, in water collected in south Sarasota County. Mote reported that the Sarasota County Health Department collected water from 16 locations between Longboat Key and Englewood. The Oct. 3 samples showed very low concentrations of K. brevis at Manasota Beach and Blind Pass. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mote Marine Laboratory/Mary Page

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