Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: Friday, August 11, 2017
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission red tide bulletin at 3:47 PM 8/11/2017.
Red Tide Status (August 11, 2017)
The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was present in Southwest and Northwest Florida.
Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in four samples collected from Pinellas County and background concentrations in one sample collected from Franklin County.
Additional samples collected statewide did not contain K. brevis.
Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tidespredict net southern onshore movement of surface and subsurface waters from Pinellas to Lee counties over the next three days.”
For more information, please see FWC.
Key for Results
|Description||Karenia breviscells/liter||Possible 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|