FL - NOAA gives USF $227K grant to study red tide

The University of South Florida has received a grant worth more than $200,000 to study red tide and its impacts on Florida.

The $227,122 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was announced Wednesday by Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) who represents parts of the Tampa Bay area.

According to Crist, USF researchers will help develop response and adaptation strategies to combat red tide.

“Developing new approaches to mitigate and adapt to red tide outbreaks is critical to protecting our coastal communities, economy, and way of life” Rep. Crist said in a statement. “NOAA’s award to USF will fund important research and response efforts right here in our own backyard, where some of our very best and brightest are working to combat red tide.”

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