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Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: Friday, September 2, 2016

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FWC released the Red Tide Status Report an abbreviated report on Friday.  The full report was scheduled to be released today, Monday.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission red tide bulletin at 3:21 PM 09/2/2016.

Red Tide Status (September 2, 2016)

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in background concentrations in two samples collected offshore of Lee County over the past week.  Additional samples collected throughout Florida did not contain K. brevis.  Due to adverse weather conditions, a full red tide report for the past week will be shared via the FWC website and Facebook page on Monday.

Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show northern, followed by southern, inshore movement of surface and bottom waters between Pinellas and Lee counties over the next 3 days.”

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


For more information, please see FWC.