Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Exciting news! We have an upcoming fundraiser at the Palm Island Resort:

Acoustic Concert for Parkinson's Disease Research with Joe D'Urso
Monday, February 15'h
Palm Island Resort Clubhouse
Doors open 5:30p -- Concert 6:00p
Cash Bar

Joe D'Urso is the leader of the roots Rock & Roll band Stone Caravan and also serves as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Light of Day Foundation and on the
Boards of WhyHunger and the Dan Sullivan Foundation.

RSVP suggested but not required. Just email number attending to  Bring your friends and family and come enjoy some rock & roll for a great cause. 

Light of Day Mission Statement
"Utilizing the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness in our continuing battle to defeat Parkinson's disease and related illnesses, ALS and PSP within our lifetime."

Red Tide Report 2-5-16‏

Okay, so now everybody is starting to notice:

A bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, persists along Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and northern Collier counties in Southwest Florida. Respiratory irritation continues to be reported in several bloom areas of Southwest Florida including Siesta Key Beach, Longboat Key, and Englewood Beach. Fish kills have also been reported along Longboat Key and Englewood Beach. Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show southern/alongshore movement of bloom waters in Southwest Florida over the next 3 days.
This information, including maps and reports with additional details, is also available on the FWRI Red Tide website. The website also provides links to additional information related to the topic of Florida red tide including satellite imagery, experimental red tide forecasts, shellfish harvesting areas, the FWC Fish Kill Hotline, the Florida Poison Information Center (to report human health effects related to exposure to red tide), and other wildlife related hotlines.
To learn more about various organisms that have been known to cause algal blooms in Florida waters, see the FWRI Red Tide Flickr page. Archived status maps can also be found on Flickr.       
The FWRI HAB group in conjunction with Mote Marine Laboratory now have a facebook page.  Please like our page and learn interesting facts concerning red tide and other harmful algal blooms in Florida.