Harmful Algae Blooms

Current Conditions A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and currently extends from Pinellas to Collier counties along ~145 miles of coastline. Observations of >1,000,000 K. brevis cells per liter (“high” concentrations) continue to occur at coastal and inshore sites from Manatee to northern Collier counties, and minimal [...]

A patchy bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to medium concentrations in 12 samples collected from Sarasota County, background to high concentrations in 11 samples collected from or offshore of Charlotte County, background to high [...]

A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected from Pinellas County, background concentrations in one sample collected from Manatee County, very low concentrations in one sample collected from Charlotte County, background [...]

Our friends at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued the following important news release at the beginning of August. The bay scallop season off Gulf County remains postponed due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay. The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for human consumption. The [...]

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