Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at background concentrations in Southwest Florida and Northwest Florida over the past week. Additional details are provided below.

  • In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected offshore of Manatee County, one sample collected offshore of Charlotte County, and one sample collected offshore of Lee County.
  • In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected from Gulf County.
  • 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 over the past week (please see https://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/health/fish-kills-hotline).

Respiratory irritation was reported in Southwest Florida in Manatee and Sarasota counties over the past week.

Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides for Pinellas to northern Monroe counties predict net southwestern transport of surface waters and southeastern movement of subsurface waters in most areas over the next four days.

The next complete status report will be issued on Friday, April 5th. Please check our daily sampling map, which can be accessed via the online status report on our Red Tide Current Status page.

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Former baseball umpire, now fishing guide. Graduate of the University of Arizona.
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