The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed in one Southwest Florida sample over the past week.
In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was present at low concentrations in one Sarasota County sample.
In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was not observed.
Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was not observed.
Patches of the marine cyanobacterium Trichodesmium are likely present in coastal and offshore waters. Over the past week, this alga was present in samples from Florida’s Northwest, Southwest, and East coasts. This alga blooms each year, has not been shown to be toxic in Florida’s waters, and often resembles sawdust but can change color as it decomposes.
No fish kills suspected to be related to red tide were reported over the past week
Report courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission