red tide

The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. K. brevis was detected in 21 samples collected over the past week. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in three samples from Lee County. Recent satellite imagery (2/23; NOAA, USF) indicates the presence of chlorophyll patches along and offshore of Lee, Collier, and Monroe counties. [...]

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at background concentrations in four Southwest Florida samples over the past week. Other samples collected statewide did not contain K. brevis. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in three samples collected offshore of Sarasota County and in [...]

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