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Friday, February 17, 2017 Not present to 'high' concentrations of Karenia brevis (commonly known as Florida red tide) are present along- and offshore portions of southwest Florida, and not present in the Florida Keys. K. brevis concentrations are patchy in nature and levels of respiratory irritation will vary locally based upon nearby bloom concentrations, ocean currents, and wind speed and direction. The highest level of potential respiratory irritation forecast for Friday, February 17 through Tuesday, February 21 is listed below. County Region: Forecast (Duration) Southern Pinellas: Moderate (F-Su), Low (M-Tu) Northern Manatee, bay regions: Moderate (F-Tu) Southern Manatee: Moderate (F-Su), Low (M-Tu) Southern Manatee, bay regions: Moderate (F-Tu) Northern Sarasota: High (F-Su), Moderate (M), Low (Tu) Northern Sarasota, bay regions: Moderate (F-Tu) Southern Sarasota: Moderate (F-Su), Low (M-Tu) Northern Charlotte: Moderate (F-Su), Low (M-Tu) Southern Charlotte: Moderate (F-Su), Low (M-Tu) Southern Charlotte, bay regions: Moderate (F-Tu) Northern Lee: Moderate (F, Su), Low (M), Very Low (Sa, Tu) Northern Lee, bay regions: Low (F-Tu) Central Lee: Low (F-Tu) Southern Lee: Very Low (F-Su), None (M-Tu) Northern Collier: Low (F-Tu) Central Collier: Very Low (F, Su), None (Sa, M-Tu) All Other SWFL County Regions: None expected (F-Tu) Check http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab/beach_conditions.html for recent, local observations, including Mote Marine Laboratorys Beach Conditions Report. Health information, from the Florida Department of Health and other agencies, is available at http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab/hab_health_info.html. Over the past several days, reports of respiratory irritation were received from Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Collier counties. Reports of dead fish were received from Sarasota, Lee, Charlotte, and Collier counties.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017 There are currently no reports of harmful algae in this region. No impacts are expected. Last report: Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, February 19, 2017 There are currently no reports of harmful algae in this region. No impacts are expected. Last report: Monday, August 01, 2016
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Monday, February 13, 2017 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, February 13 through Tuesday, February 21. 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).