ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Researchers and scientists told members of Florida's congressional delegation Wednesday that the recent red tide outbreak was one of the worst in recent memory.
Scientists attribute this year's outbreak to a combination of warming seas, lack of wetlands and pollution. Jacqueline Dixon, Ph.d, dean of marine science at University of South Florida is calling for stronger monitoring of the Gulf Coast and Red Tide.
"We can't stop the red tide," Dixon said. "But we can make predictions so that people at risk, people with asthma and coastal communities can make plans."