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Monday, August 25, 2014 Karenia brevis (commonly known as Florida red tide) ranges from not present to very low concentrations along the coast of southwest Florida and is not present in the Florida Keys. K. brevis ranges from not present to medium concentrations offshore the coast of southwest Florida. No respiratory irritation is expected alongshore west Florida Monday, August 25 through Tuesday, September 2. If field observations confirm K. brevis concentrations at the coast, this forecast will be updated prior to September 2. Check http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab/beach_conditions.html for recent, local observations. Over the past several days, reports of dead fish have been received from offshore Citrus, Pasco and northern Pinellas counties.
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Monday, September 01, 2014 There are currently no reports of harmful algae in this region. No impacts are expected. Last report: Tuesday, March 01, 2011
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Monday, September 01, 2014 There are currently no reports of harmful algae in this region. No impacts are expected. Last report: Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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Monday, August 25, 2014 There is currently no indication of Karenia brevis (commonly known as Texas red tide) along the coast of Texas. No respiratory irritation is expected Monday, August 25 through Tuesday, September 2. Check http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab/beach_conditions.html for recent, local observations.
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.
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.
For 24/7 medical advice about the health impacts of red tide, call your local Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222).