Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: Friday, March 11, 2016
FWC released the Red Tide Status Report as of this afternoon.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission bulletin at 3:28 PM 03/11/2016.
Red Tide Status (March 11, 2016)
Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, persists in background to low concentrations in several areas in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, K. brevis was observed in background concentrations in 2 samples collected alongshore of Pinellas County; background concentrations in 3 samples collected from inshore waters of Manatee County; background to low concentrations in 10 samples collected in and alongshore of Sarasota County; and background concentrations in 1 sample collected offshore of Lee County.
In addition, background concentrations of K. brevis were observed in 2 samples collected from Northwest Florida. One sample was collected alongshore of Escambia County and the other was collected offshore of Dixie County.
Fish kills have been reported in multiple locations between southern Collier County and northern Monroe County in Southwest Florida. Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show northern movement of surface waters and minimal net movement of bottom waters between Pinellas and northern Monroe counties over the next 3 days.”
For more information, please see FWC.