Red Tide Discovered in Sample In “Very Low” Amounts Off Anna Maria Island


Red Tide

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s weekly report, Karenia brevis, the organism responsible for red tide, was discovered in one sample in “very low” amounts off of Anna Maria Island, this week.

The next complete status report will be issued LATER TODAY, Friday, June 12th

Per the latest FROM FWC - Red Tide Status Update....

Current Conditions

The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed in one Southwest Florida sample over the past week.Additional details are provided below.

  • In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. breviswas present at very low concentrations in Manatee County.
  • In Northwest Florida over the past week,K. breviswas not observed.
  • Along the Florida East Coast over the past week,K. breviswas 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).

No reports ofrespiratory irritationwere received over the past week.

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

The next complete status report will be issued LATER TODAY, Friday, June 12th. 

Please check our daily sampling map, which can be accessed via the online status report on our Red Tide Current Status page. For more information on algal blooms and water quality, please visit Protecting Florida Together.

This information, including maps and reports with additional details, is also available on the FWRI Red Tide website. The website also provides links to additional informationr elated to the topic of Florida red tide including satellite imagery, experimental red tide forecasts, shellfish harvesting areas, the FWCFish Kill Hotline, the Florida Poison Information Center (to report human health effects related to exposure to red tide), and other wildlife related hotlines.

To learn more about various organisms that have been known to cause algal blooms in Florida waters, see the FWRI Red Tide Flickr page. Archived status maps can also be found on Flickr.    

The FWRI HAB group in conjunction with Mote Marine Laboratory now have a facebook page.

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