Red Tide Status Report November 22, 2017

A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed along Lee County in Southwest Florida.

In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected from Hillsborough County, background concentrations in one sample collected from Manatee County, background concentrations in one sample collected from Charlotte County, and very low to high concentrations in twenty samples collected from Lee County.

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

Report courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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