Linux Aids The Hunt for Red Tide in Sarasota
Apr 24, 2007, 11:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Currier)
"Almost every autumn the beaches of Southwest Florida fill with
stinking piles of dead fish, thanks to a tiny algae called Karenia
brevis, better known as red tide. Researchers at Mote Marine
Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla., are tallying red tide blooms with an
arsenal that includes Linux and open source software.
"In August 2005, engineers in the phytoplankton ecology program
at Mote were putting the finishing touches on a new red tide
detector: an optical phytoplankton discriminator, affectionately
nicknamed the BreveBuster..."