Critical Times: Red Tide Special! Friday, 9-7-18
Written by Arlene Sweeting on Friday, September 7, 2018
Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a “state of emergency” for seven counties in Florida–one of which is Sarasota. In this installment of the Critical Times, we speak with several experts in the area on the presence of red tide in the area. MOTE Marine Laboratory researcher, Dr. Tracy Fanara, speaks on the science behind red tide. Current Professor of Political Science, Frank Alcock, speaks on the legislative side of red tide and his previous research with MOTE back when red tide was a problem in 2006. Environmental consultant, Sean Patton, breaks down the economics of red tide in this coastal community, and its reported impact on our economy and tourism.
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