Red Tide Status Report May 26, 2017

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists at background to very low concentrations in Southwest Florida.

Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in four samples collected from Pinellas County; background to very low concentrations in two samples collected from Manatee County; and background to very low concentrations in four samples collected from Sarasota County.

Additional samples collected throughout Florida over the past week did not contain K. brevis.

Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides predict south to southwestern transport of surface waters and southern, onshore movement of subsurface waters from Pinellas to Lee counties over the next three days.

Report courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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