Red Tide Status

Red Tide was detected in early April around Marco Island.  South Marco Beach, big Marco Pass and Caxambas Pass were found to have very low levels of red tide.  As the month progressed the red tide intensified and NOAA satellites tracked an area of elevated chlorophyll levels from Clam Pass in northern Collier County to [...]

As of March 23, 2012, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute reports : Karenia Brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was not detected in water samples collected this week alongshore of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties or alongshore of the Florida Keys (southern Monroe County). One sample collected each in Lee and Collier [...]

The Fish & Wildlife Research Institute reports the following data done with water samples collected on February 17, 2012. Southwest Region: Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was not detected in water samples collected this week alongshore of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Collier counties or alongshore and offshore of northern Monroe County. [...]

Red Tide Alert

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Agency, a red tide bloom was spotted last week that extended across Lee and Collier counties.  NOAA satellite imagery showed the bloom boundary was about 30 miles from the coastline, extending from southern Lee County south to Marco Island.  Collier County officials said it is the worst [...]

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