Red Tide Status

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was found in background concentrations in one sample collected alongshore of Charlotte County, one sample collected alongshore of Okaloosa County, one sample collected inshore of Bay County, and in one sample collected inshore of Gulf County. Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. [...]

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was found in background concentrations in one sample collected alongshore of Lee County and in background to very low concentrations in two samples collected offshore of Monroe County.  Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. Brevis. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation [...]

A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in southwest Florida. Satellite images from early this week produced by the Optical Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Florida show patches that extend approximately 50 miles alongshore and up to 35 miles offshore, depending on location, between Collier and Monroe counties. More recent [...]

A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, has been detected offshore of the Sanibel Island area (Lee County). Recent satellite images from the Optical Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Florida show that patches extend approximately 40 miles alongshore and up to 20 miles offshore. Karenia brevis was also detected this [...]

A patchy bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, continues in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Satellite images from the Optical Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Florida show a surface bloom starting approximately 5 to 35 miles offshore, dependent on location, between Franklin and Citrus counties, and less than 3 miles [...]

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