Florida Red Tide Mid-Week Update

7/29/2021 - Current Conditions A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists on the Florida Gulf Coast and in Tampa Bay. Conditions remain improved in most areas of Tampa Bay relative to prior weeks. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 109 samples. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in 59 samples: seven from Pasco County, 12… SEE MORE

Florida Red Tide Mid-Week Update for June 16, 2021

6/17/2021 - Current Conditions A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 52 samples, with bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) observed in six samples from Pinellas County, three samples from Hillsborough County, and four samples from Manatee County. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over… SEE MORE

Red Tide Mid-Week Update for June 9, 2021

6/9/2021 - Current Conditions A patchy bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 81 samples, with bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) observed in five samples from Pinellas County, three samples from Hillsborough County, three samples from Manatee County, one sample from Lee County, and three… SEE MORE
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New Red Tide Concerns Rise Along the Suncoast

6/9/2021 - By Seshmi Hayes and Matthew Wheeler. Fears over red tide have prompted Florida officials to briefly prohibit aquaculture farmers from harvesting in south Tampa Bay. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reporting that fish kills are “suspected to be related to red tide.” Red tide has been discovered in both Pinellas… SEE MORE

Red Tide Update for February 24, 2021

2/24/2021 - Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. K. brevis was detected in 21 samples collected over the past week. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in three samples from Lee County. Recent satellite imagery (2/23; NOAA, USF) indicates the presence of chlorophyll patches along and offshore of Lee, Collier, and Monroe… SEE MORE

Florida Red Tide Update – Feb 10th, 2021

2/10/2021 - Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 30 samples. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in one Lee County sample. Recent satellite imagery (2/9; NOAA, USF) indicates the presence of patches of chlorophyll along and offshore of Lee, Collier, and Monroe counties. Additional… SEE MORE

Florida Red Tide Status Update

7/27/2020 - 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. brevis was present at low concentrations in one Sarasota County sample. In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was not observed. Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was… SEE MORE
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Red Tide Status Update from Florida Fish and Wildlife Commision

11/29/2019 - November 27th, 2019 - Current Conditions A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in Pinellas County, background to medium concentrations in Sarasota County, very low to high concentrations in and/or offshore of Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties and… SEE MORE