The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed in two Southwest Florida samples and one Northwest Florida sample over the past week. Additional details are provided below. Please note: We are continuing to process samples, but are experiencing a reduction in sampling by FWRI staff and partners.
In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was present at background and very low concentrations in Manatee County.
In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was present at background levels in Gulf County.
Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was not observed.
No fish kills suspected to be related to red tide were reported over the past week.
No reports of respiratory irritation were received over the past week.
Report courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission