Understanding Florida's Harmful Algal Blooms with Dr. James Sullivan
Florida is in a deep trouble on water quality
This week, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham welcome Dr. James Sullivan back to the show to discuss the condition of Florida's harmful algal blooms, most notably Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and Karenia brevis (red tide). Dr. James Sullivan — nicknamed "Dr. Doom of the Algal Bloom" by his wife — is a leading algal researcher and Executive Director of Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. He currently serves on the Governor's Blue-Green Algae Task Force, As the state faces a warmer and wetter future, that many believe conditions will worsen and blooms and their impacts will be worse. And, there are no sick or easy answers. He walks us through the science, the risks, and how to understand our changing coastal waters. Great show only on ASPN!