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FEBRUARY SOCIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST - VENICE TO STUMP PASS ADVENTURE CRUISE - VENICE  10-2PM

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH - SUNSET CRUISE - PHILLIPPI HARBOR 5:15PM -SUNSET

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH - BARRIER ISLANDS ADVENTURE CRUISE - STUMP PASS 10 - 3PM

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH - SUNSET DINNER CRUISE TO MAR VISTA RESTAURANT - CORTEZ  6 - 9PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH - MANATEE RIVER CRUISE - CORTEZ  10-2PM

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH - VENICE FULL MOON CRUISE - VENICE  6-8PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND - VENICE TO STUMP PASS ADVENTURE CRUISE - VENICE  10-2PM

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH - SUNSET CRUISE - PHILLIPPI HARBOR 5:30-SUNSET


JANUARY SOCIAL EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2 - SUNSET CRUISE - PHILLIPPI HARBOR

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 - MANATEE RIVER CRUISE - CORTEZ

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 - DINNER CRUISE TO SPANISH POINT - PHILLIPPI

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 - VENICE TO STUMP PASS ADVENTURE CRUISE - VENICE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 - SUNSET CRUISE - PHILLIPPI

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 - BARRIER ISLANDS ADVENTURE CRUISE - STUMP PASS

MONDAY, JANUARY 21 - FULL MOON CRUISE - CORTEZ

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 - MANATEE RIVER CRUISE - CORTEZ

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 - DINNER CRUISE TO RUM BAY - STUMP PASS


RED TIDE REPORT

Red Tide Mid-Week Update for December 12, 2018

Current Conditions
A patchy bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. On the East Coast, K. brevis cells were present but not at bloom concentrations. In Northwest Florida, K. brevis was not observed. Additional details are provided below.

  • Over the past week in Southwest Florida, K. brevis was observed in samples from and/or offshore of Pinellas to Collier counties, excluding Hillsborough County. “High” concentrations (>1,000,000 K. brevis cells per liter) were not observed, although “medium” concentrations occurred at two sites each in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Relative to last week, K. brevis concentrations decreased in all sampled Southwest Florida counties.
  • Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in Palm Beach County.

Fish Kills
In Southwest Florida, fish kill reports were received for Manatee, Sarasota, and Collier counties. More detailed information is available at http://myfwc.com/fishkill.

Respiratory Irritation
Respiratory irritation was reported over the past week in Southwest Florida (in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, and Collier counties).

Forecast
Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red TidesExternal Website for Pinellas to northern Monroe counties predict variable transport of surface waters with net western movement, and net southeastern movement of subsurface waters in most areas over the next four days.

Red Tide Status Map (December 12, 2018)
Statewide Red Tide Counts December 4 through 11, 2018
View a larger map Adobe PDF (December 12, 2018)

To see detailed information on this week's samples, view the current Statewide Google Earth Interactive Map (December 12, 2018)External Website.

By using Google Earth, you can zoom in to specific locations and click on stations to see detailed information, including sample date and cell concentration. You must have Google Earth installed on your computer to view this map; the software can be downloaded from the Google Earth websiteExternal Website.

The next complete red tide status report will be posted on Friday, December 14th. Please check our daily sampling map which can be accessed from the top of this page.

 

Archived status maps can be found in our Flickr galleryExternal Website. Previous regional status reports and maps can be found on our red tide resources page.

Latest Red Tide Status Report Available by Phone
Call 866-300-9399 at any time from anywhere in Florida to hear a recording about red tide conditions throughout the state. Callers outside of Florida can dial 727-552-2448. Standard calling charges apply.

Reports are updated on Friday afternoon except during holidays, in which case the report will be released on the closest day. Additional information, if available, is provided on Wednesday afternoon. To receive an e-mail when the current status has been updated, visit our subscription area.

Additional Information
For additional information about red tide and the current red tide bloom, including information on how to report a fish kill or other wildlife effects, consult health authorities about human exposure, or locate other resources, visit our Red Tide-Related Hotlines and Information Sources article.


Blue-Green Algae Bloom Information
Additional information regarding the current status of algal blooms in South Florida is being consolidated and posted on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s website: https://floridadep.gov/dear/algal-bloomExternal Website.


 

DescriptionKarenia brevis cells/literPossible Effects (K. brevis only)
NOT PRESENT - BACKGROUND background levels of 1,000 cells or less None anticipated
VERY LOW >1,000 to 10,000 Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting closures > 5,000 cells/L
LOW >10,000 to 100,000 Respiratory irritation, possible fish kills and bloom chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at upper limits
MEDIUM >100,000 to 1,000,000 Respiratory irritation and probable fish kills
HIGH >1,000,000

As above plus discoloration


Red Tide Report (Update)

Red Tide Mid-Week Update for December 5, 2018

Current Conditions
Bloom concentrations of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persist in Southwest Florida. In Northwest Florida and on the East Coast, K. brevis cells were present but not at bloom concentrations. Additional details are provided below.

  • Over the past week in Southwest Florida, K. brevis was observed in samples from and/or offshore of Pinellas to Collier counties, excluding Hillsborough County. Observations of >1,000,000 K. brevis cells per liter (“high” concentrations) and “medium” concentrations occurred in those same counties, with the exception of Manatee County where “high” levels were not detected. Relative to last week, K. brevis concentrations generally decreased in Manatee and Sarasota counties, and parts of Pinellas, Charlotte and Lee counties. Cell concentrations increased in other parts of Pinellas, Charlotte and Lee counties as well as in Collier County. 
  • In Northwest Florida, conditions during this past week were comparable to last week, with K. brevis observed in or offshore of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Bay, Gulf, and Franklin counties but not at bloom (“high” or “medium”) concentrations.
  • Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties only.

Fish Kills
In Southwest Florida, fish kill reports were received for Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. In Northwest Florida, fish kills were reported in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Gulf counties. Fish kills were not reported for the East Coast of Florida. More detailed information is available at http://myfwc.com/fishkill.

Respiratory Irritation
Respiratory irritation was reported over the past week in Southwest Florida (in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, and Collier counties) and Northwest Florida (in Escambia and Okaloosa counties). Respiratory irritation was not reported on the East Coast of Florida.

Forecast
Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red TidesExternal Website for Pinellas to northern Monroe counties predict net southwestern transport of surface waters and net southeastern movement of subsurface waters in most areas over the next four days. Four-day forecasts for Escambia to Gulf counties predict net southeastern surface transport and net northeastern subsurface movement in most areas.

Red Tide Status Map (December 5, 2018)
Statewide Red Tide Counts November 27 through December 4, 2018
View a larger map Adobe PDF (December 5, 2018)

To see detailed information on this week's samples, view the current Statewide Google Earth Interactive Map (December 5, 2018)External Website.

By using Google Earth, you can zoom in to specific locations and click on stations to see detailed information, including sample date and cell concentration. You must have Google Earth installed on your computer to view this map; the software can be downloaded from the Google Earth websiteExternal Website.

The next complete red tide status report will be posted on Friday, December 7th. Please check our daily sampling map which can be accessed from the top of this page.

 

Archived status maps can be found in our Flickr galleryExternal Website. Previous regional status reports and maps can be found on our red tide resources page.

Latest Red Tide Status Report Available by Phone
Call 866-300-9399 at any time from anywhere in Florida to hear a recording about red tide conditions throughout the state. Callers outside of Florida can dial 727-552-2448. Standard calling charges apply.

Reports are updated on Friday afternoon except during holidays, in which case the report will be released on the closest day. Additional information, if available, is provided on Wednesday afternoon. To receive an e-mail when the current status has been updated, visit our subscription area.

Additional Information
For additional information about red tide and the current red tide bloom, including information on how to report a fish kill or other wildlife effects, consult health authorities about human exposure, or locate other resources, visit our Red Tide-Related Hotlines and Information Sources article.


Blue-Green Algae Bloom Information
Additional information regarding the current status of algal blooms in South Florida is being consolidated and posted on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s website: https://floridadep.gov/dear/algal-bloomExternal Website.


 

DescriptionKarenia brevis cells/literPossible Effects (K. brevis only)
NOT PRESENT - BACKGROUND background levels of 1,000 cells or less None anticipated
VERY LOW >1,000 to 10,000 Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting closures > 5,000 cells/L
LOW >10,000 to 100,000 Respiratory irritation, possible fish kills and bloom chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at upper limits
MEDIUM >100,000 to 1,000,000 Respiratory irritation and probable fish kills
HIGH >1,000,000

As above plus discoloration


14TH ANNUAL MEMBER APPRECIATION PICNIC

WE HERE AT WAVES BOAT AND SOCIAL CLUB LOVE TO TREAT OUR MEMBERS TO A FUN FILLED DAY ONCE A YEAR TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION OF WHAT HAVING YOU AS A MEMBER MEANS TO US!

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Upcoming Social Events

December Social Events:

Saturday, December 1 - Venice Boat Parade Cruise - Venice Location

Sunday, December 2 - Annual Member Appreciation Picnic - Turtle Beach

Wednesday, December 5 - Sunset Cruise - Phillippi Harbor

Friday, December 7 - Barrier Islands Adventure Cruise - Stump Pass

Friday, December 14 - Manatee River Cruise - Cortez

Wednesday, December 19 - Sunset Cruise - Phillippi Harbor

Friday, December 21 - Venice to Stump Pass Adventure Cruise - Venice

Wednesday, December 26 - Sunset Dinner Cruise to Mar Vista Restaurant - Cortez

Friday, December 28 - Barrier Islands Adventure Cruise - Stump Pass


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