Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells per liter) were detected only offshore of Monroe County. Additional details are provided below.
In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations offshore of Charlotte County, background concentrations offshore of Lee County, low concentrations in Collier County, and background to medium concentrations offshore of Monroe County.
In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was not observed.
Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was not observed.
No fish kills suspected to be related to red tide were reported this week (please see https://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/health/fish-kills-hotline).
Respiratory irritation was reported over the past week in Manatee and Lee counties. Additional details are provided in the Southwest Coast report.
Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides for Pinellas to northern Monroe counties predict net western transport of surface waters in most areas and southeastern movement of subsurface waters over the next four days.
A midweek status update will be available on Wednesday, February 13th and the next complete status report will be issued on Friday, February 15th. Please check our daily sampling map, which can be accessed via the online status report on our Red Tide Current Status page.
Lowest readings in two years. Just traces two hours south.
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