Red Tide Status Report September 25, 2020

Current Conditions
The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was not observed in samples collected statewide over the past week.

Fish Kills
No fish kills suspected to be related to red tide were reported over the past week

Respiratory Irritation
No reports of respiratory irritation were received over the past week.

Indian River Lagoon
Over the past several weeks, a patchy bloom of an unidentified marine/estuarine nanocyanobacterium has been documented in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), in the Banana River and northern to central region of the Indian River. This bloom has been causing greenish water discoloration. Additional testing and sampling by FWRI and other partners is ongoing throughout the IRL.

Report courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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