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Sanibel Sea School to offer programs on harmful algal blooms

By Staff | Feb 12, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Executive Director Dr. Bruce Neill teaches students about red tide at Bunche Beach.

The Sanibel Sea School will offer opportunities to learn about the harmful algal blooms that have affected Sanibel and surrounding areas on Feb. 20 and March 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Marine biologist and Executive Director Dr. Bruce Neill will give the talks about the science behind algal blooms, including red tide, and will suggest ways for individuals to help solve local water quality challenges. Afterward, there will be an optional field trip to Bunche Beach Preserve in Fort Myers for an exploratory beach walk, with transportation provided. Cost is $10 per person. For more information or to sign up, call 239-472-8585 or visit sanibelseaschool.org.