red tide

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was present in Southwest Florida over the past week. In Southwest Florida, K. brevis was observed at very low to low concentrations in three samples collected from Pinellas County, background to low concentrations in seven samples collected from Manatee County, background concentrations in three samples collected from Sarasota [...]

In 2016, there was an outbreak of red tide in Sarasota and Manatee counties. It caused thousands of dead fish to wash ashore on beaches in those counties, harming the Suncoast environment and economy. At that time U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan said Congress should help address the red tide outbreak with additional funding. This September [...]

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was not detected in samples collected statewide this week. We have received reports of multi-species fish kills in the northern Indian River Lagoon, where patchy blooms of the dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense have also been observed. Low dissolved oxygen is suspected to be the cause of the fish kills. [...]

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was present in background concentrations on the West Coast of Florida. Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected from Gulf County, and background concentrations in three samples collected from Pinellas County. Additional samples collected throughout Florida over the past week [...]

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at background to very low concentrations in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in two samples collected from Manatee County, background to very low concentrations in four samples collected from Sarasota County, background concentrations in one [...]

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