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NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System (HAB-OFS)

Operational Conditions Reports

HAB-OFS Products:
Public Conditions Reports by Region (including Impact Forecasts):

Operational Conditions Reports
Southwest Florida Forecast Region Maps
Monday, July 25, 2016

Karenia brevis (commonly known as Florida red tide) ranges
from not present to background concentrations along the
coast of southwest Florida, and is not present in the
Florida Keys. No respiratory irritation is expected
alongshore southwest Florida Monday, July 25 through
Monday, August 1.

for recent, local observations.
Northwest Florida to Louisiana Forecast Region Maps
Monday, July 25, 2016

There are currently no reports of harmful algae in this region. 
No impacts are expected.

Last report: Thursday, January 28, 2016
East Florida
Monday, July 18, 2016

A harmful algal bloom not known to contain Karenia brevis
has been identified on the East Coast of Florida. State
agencies are responding to the event. Please pay attention
to any local beach advisories and/or closures. For specific
information on the bloom, please go directly to the
responding agencies' websites: 

For sampling information please visit Florida Department of
Environmental Protection:

For health information please visit Florida Department of

For information on water management in the region please
visit South Florida Water Management District:

For information on marine harmful algal blooms please visit
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:
Texas Forecast Region Maps
Monday, July 25, 2016

There is currently no indication of Karenia brevis
(commonly known as Texas red tide) along the coast of
Texas. No respiratory irritation is expected alongshore
Texas Monday, July 25 through Monday, August 1. 

for recent, local observations.

About the NOAA HAB-OFS Conditions Report

Harmful algal blooms of Karenia brevis, the organism responsible for red tide in the Gulf of Mexico, can impact the health of humans and animal life. The blooms are patchy in nature and the impacts vary by location and throughout the day depending on nearby bloom concentrations, ocean currents, surf conditions, and wind speed and direction. The NOAA HAB-OFS Conditions Report identifies whether or not there are K. brevis cell concentrations. When K. brevis cell concentrations are present, the report indicates the general location and provides forecasts of the highest potential level of associated respiratory irritation as described here. The Conditions Reports are based on the analysis of information from HAB-OFS Contributors & Data Providers.

Health Info, HAB Observations, and other Data Resources

The Local Beach Conditions page provides a list of sources for up-to-date information about the observed, local beach conditions in Florida and Texas. During a K. brevis bloom, the Conditions Report and resources on the Local Beach Conditions page may help you find an unaffected beach nearby. For health information and resources, see the Health Information page.

Additional bloom analysis is included in the HAB Bulletin, which is emailed to a list of subscribers who have natural resource management responsibilities and are involved in HAB event response. To view archived HAB Bulletins or learn more about them and how to subscribe, visit the Bulletin page.

Other Sources of Gulf of Mexico HAB Status Info:

Check our Local Beach Conditions page.

View map of cell counts and environmental data.

Click to go to the NOAA HABs Observing System

Health Questions about Red Tide?

Visit Our HAB Health Information Page

For 24/7 medical advice about the health impacts of red tide, call your local Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222).


Revised: 10/15/2013
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