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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


Red Tide Report (Update)

Red Tide Status Update for November 21, 2018

Weekly Change November 15 to 21

Current Conditions

Bloom concentrations of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persist on Florida’s Southwest and Northwest coasts. Patchiness occurred in both areas. On the East Coast, bloom concentrations of K. brevis were not observed. Additional details are provided below.

In Southwest Florida, observations of >1,000,000 K. brevis cells per liter (“high” concentrations) occurred in and/or offshore of Pinellas to Lee counties. Relative to last week, K. brevis concentrations decreased in parts of Pinellas County, increased in some parts of Sarasota County and decreased in others, and increased in parts of Charlotte County. In Northwest Florida, “medium” concentrations of K. brevis were observed in Santa Rosa, Bay and Gulf counties.

  • In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to high concentrations in or offshore of Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, and Lee counties and in Charlotte County. Very low concentrations were observed in Collier County. For additional information, view the southwest coast report Adobe PDF and map Adobe PDF.
  • In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at low concentrations in Escambia County, low to medium concentrations in Santa Rosa County, very low to medium concentrations in Bay County, very low to medium concentrations in Gulf County, and background concentrations offshore of Pasco County. For additional information, view the northwest coast report Adobe PDF and map Adobe PDF.
  • Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in Palm Beach County and very low concentrations offshore of Broward County. For additional information, view the east coast report Adobe PDF and map Adobe PDF.

Fish Kills
In Southwest Florida, fish kill reports were received for multiple locations in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties. In Northwest Florida, a fish kill was reported in Bay County and on the East Coast, a fish kill was reported in Palm Beach County. 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 and Lee counties), Northwest Florida (in Okaloosa County), and on the East Coast (Palm Beach County). For additional information, view the southwest coast report Adobe PDF, the northwest coast report Adobe PDF, and the east coast report Adobe PDF.

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

 

Red Tide Status Map (November 21, 2018)
Statewide Red Tide Counts November 13 through 20, 2018
View a larger map Adobe PDF (November 21, 2018)

To see detailed information on this week's samples, view the Statewide Google Earth Interactive Map (November 21, 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.

Due to the holiday next week, a complete status report will be issued on Wednesday, November 21st, rather than on Friday. 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

 

 

FWC Facts:


Red Tide Report (Update)

Red Tide Mid-week Update for October 31, 2018

Current Conditions

Bloom concentrations of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persist on Florida’s Southwest, Northwest, and East coasts. Patchiness was observed in each area. Additional details are provided below.

  • In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed in samples spanning Pinellas to Monroe counties. Relative to last week, K. brevis concentrations generally increased from southern Pinellas to Collier counties. Observations of >1,000,000 K. brevis cells per liter (“high” concentrations) occurred in and/or offshore of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. “Medium” K. brevis concentrations were detected in these same areas, and in and/or offshore of Charlotte and northern Lee counties
  • In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed in and/or offshore of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Bay Counties, with “medium” concentrations observed in and/or offshore of these counties, and “high” concentrations occurring only in Bay County samples.
  • Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was observed from Brevard to Miami-Dade counties. “High” concentrations occurred only in Brevard, Indian River, and St. Lucie counties, and “medium” concentrations occurred in these same general areas but extended further south to Martin County. Relative to last week, K. brevis concentrations increased in parts of Brevard, Indian River, and Martin counties and decreased in Palm Beach County.

Fish Kills
In Southwest Florida, reports of fish kills were received for Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. In Northwest Florida, reports of fish kills were received for Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and Franklin counties. Along the East Coast of Florida, reports of fish kills were received for Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach counties.

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

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

Red Tide Status Map (October 31, 2018)
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View a larger map Adobe PDF (October 31, 2018)

To see detailed information on this week's samples, view the current Statewide Google Earth map for October 31, 2018External 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, November 2nd. 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 breviscells/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 Status Update for October 26, 2018

Weekly Change October 20 to 26

Current Conditions

Bloom concentrations of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persist on Florida’s Southwest, Northwest, and East coasts. Patchiness was observed in each area. Additional details are provided below.

In Southwest Florida, relative to last week, K. brevis concentrations generally increased from northern Pinellas through Lee counties and decreased in parts of Collier and Monroe counties. Observations of >1,000,000 K. brevis cells per liter (“high” concentrations) occurred in Pinellas, Manatee, and northern Sarasota counties only, with “medium” K. brevis concentrations detected from Pinellas to northern Lee counties. For Northwest Florida, “high” concentrations of K. brevis were observed in Bay County, and “medium” concentrations occurred in Bay and Santa Rosa counties. On the East Coast, “high” concentrations of K. brevis occurred in samples from southern Brevard to northern St. Lucie counties, and medium concentrations occurred from southern Brevard to Martin counties. Relative to last week K. brevis concentrations generally increased from Brevard to Martin counties and decreased in areas of Broward County.

  • In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to high concentrations in or offshore of Pinellas County, background to high concentrations in or offshore of Manatee County, very low to high concentrations in Sarasota County, very low to medium concentrations in Charlotte County, background to medium concentrations in or offshore of Lee County, background to very low concentrations in Collier County, and background to very low concentrations in or offshore of Monroe County. For additional information, view the Southwest Coast report Adobe PDF and map Adobe PDF.
  • In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at low concentrations in Escambia County, medium concentrations in Santa Rosa County, background concentrations in Walton County, background to high concentrations in Bay County, and background concentrations in Pasco County. For additional information, view the northwest coast report Adobe PDF and map Adobe PDF.
  • Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in Volusia County, very low to high concentrations in Brevard County, background to high concentrations in Indian River County, background to high concentrations in St. Lucie County, background to medium concentrations in or offshore of Martin County, background to low concentrations in Palm Beach County, background to low concentrations in Broward County, and background to very low concentrations in or offshore of Miami-Dade County.  For additional information, view the east coast report Adobe PDF and map Adobe PDF.

Fish Kills
In Southwest Florida, reports of fish kills were received for Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, and Collier counties. In Northwest Florida, reports of fish kills were received for Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and Franklin counties. Along the East Coast of Florida, reports of fish kills were received for Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin counties.

Respiratory Irritation
Respiratory irritation was reported over the past week in Southwest Florida (in Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota counties). Respiratory irritation was also reported in Northwest Florida (in Okaloosa and Bay counties) and the Florida East Coast (in Brevard and St. Lucie counties). For additional information, view the southwest coast report Adobe PDF , the northwest coast report Adobe PDF , and the east coast report Adobe PDF .

Forecast
Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red TidesExternal Website for Pinellas to northern Monroe counties predict net southern transport of surface waters and net southeastern movement of subsurface waters for most areas over the next three days. Three-day forecasts for Escambia to western Gulf counties predict variable surface currents with net southeastern transport, and northeastern movement of subsurface waters.

Red Tide Status Map (October 26, 2018)
Statewide Red Tide Counts October 18 through 25, 2018
View a larger map Adobe PDF (October 26, 2018)

To see detailed information on this week's samples, view the current Statewide Google Earth map for October 26, 2018External 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.

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 breviscells/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 October 24, 2018

Current Conditions

Bloom concentrations of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persist on Florida’s Southwest, Northwest, and East coasts. Patchy bloom conditions were observed in each region. Additional details are provided below.

  • Over the past week in Southwest FloridaK. brevis was observed in samples spanning Pinellas to Monroe counties. Relative to last week, K. brevis concentrations generally increased from central Pinellas to northern Lee counties and decreased in Monroe County. Observations of >1,000,000 K. brevis cells per liter (“high” concentrations) occurred in and/or offshore of Pinellas, Manatee, and northern Sarasota counties only.  “Medium” K. brevis concentrations were detected in these same areas, and in Charlotte and northern Lee counties.
  • In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton and Pasco Counties, with “medium” and/or “high” concentrations occurring only in Santa Rosa County samples.
  • On the East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was observed from Volusia to Miami-Dade counties. “High” concentrations occurred only in Brevard, Indian River, and St. Lucie counties, and “medium” concentrations occurred in these same general areas but extended further south to Martin County. Relative to last week, K. brevisconcentrations increased in parts of Brevard, St. Lucie and Martin counties and decreased in most of Broward County.

Fish Kills
Reports of fish kills were received in Southwest Florida (from Pinellas, Manatee, and Collier counties) and in Northwest Florida (from Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and Franklin counties). Along the East Coast of Florida, reports of fish kills were received for Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin counties.

Respiratory Irritation
Respiratory irritation was reported over the past week in Southwest Florida (in Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota counties), Northwest Florida (in Okaloosa and Bay counties), and the East Coast (in Volusia, Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie counties).

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

Red Tide Status Map (October 24, 2018)
Statewide Red Tide Counts October 16 through 23, 2018
View a larger map Adobe PDF (October 24, 2018)

To see detailed information on this week's samples, view the current Statewide Google Earth map for October 24, 2018External 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.

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.

The next complete red tide status report will be posted on Friday, October 26th. Please check our daily sampling map which can be accessed from this 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 breviscells/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)

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Red Tide Mid-Week Update for October 10, 2018 Current ConditionsBloom concentrations of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persist in Southwest, Northwest, and Southeast Florida,... More »


Red Tide Report (Update)

Red Tide Mid-Week Update for October 3, 2018 Current ConditionsA bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and extends along ~135 miles of... More »


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Red Tide Status Update for September 28, 2018   Current ConditionsA bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and extends along ~130 miles... More »


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Red Tide Status Update for September 21, 2018   Current Conditions A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and extends along ~135... More »


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 Red Tide Status Update for September 14, 2018   Current Conditions A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and extends along... More »


Red Tide Report (Update)

Red Tide Mid-week Update for September 12, 2018 Current ConditionsA bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and extends from northern Pinellas... More »


Red Tide Report (Update)

 Red Tide Status Update for September 7, 2018   Current ConditionsA bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and extends from Pinellas... More »


Red Tide Report (Update)

 Red Tide Status Update for August 31, 2018   Current ConditionsA bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and continues to... More »


Red Tide Report (Update)

 Red Tide Status Update for August 24, 2018   Current ConditionsA bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and currently extends... More »


Red Tide Report (Update)

Red Tide Status Update for August 17, 2018     Current ConditionsA bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and currently... More »


Red Tide Report (Update)

Red Tide Status Report (August 10, 2018) A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was... More »


Red Tide Bloom 2018

Red Tide Status Report (July 27, 2018) A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was... More »


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