The US House of Representatives last week passed a $6.25M research package to study the effect of red tide.

The money will go to the National Institutes of Health, who will research long term effects of red tide and other algae blooms on people and their health.

The vote was 401-23 for the amendment to a bill that was authored by US Rep Vern Buchanan. Final passage of the NIH funding is expected later this week.