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Eminent Professor Dr. Bill Mitsch explains harmful algal blooms in FGCU lecture series

Florida Gulf Coast University

Red tide, and blue-green algae or cyanobacteria, have been on the minds of many Southwest Florida coastal residents lately. Dr. Bill Mitsch, a university professor who specializes in wetland, aquatic biogeochemistry and ecological engineering, will share his knowledge on the causes and alleviation of harmful algal blooms at the first free lecture in a series called “Moonlight on the Marsh.”

Dr. Mitsch, the eminent scholar and director of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Everglades Wetland Research Park, will give his speech titled “Investigating the causes and mitigation of harmful algal blooms, including red tide, in south Florida” on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center at the Naples Botanical Garden. Join us as we discuss with Dr. Mitsch the harmful algal blooms that have been wreaking havoc on our beaches.



Mike Kiniry is producer of Gulf Coast Live, and co-creator and host of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories: Biography Through Music. He first joined the WGCU team in the summer of 2003 as an intern while studying Communication at Florida Gulf Coast University. 
Julie Glenn is the News Director and the host of Gulf Coast Live. She joined the WGCU team in November of 2016 to expand the Gulf Coast Live call-in radio show from once a week to five days a week.  Since then, the show has been recognized in state and regional competitions and has featured artists, political leaders, historians, environmental experts, doctors, local reporters, and national and international scholars. After leading the station's award-winning coverage of Hurricane Irma in September of 2017, Julie was named Interim News Director. In January of 2018, she launched WGCU's first podcast: Grape Minds.