Red Tide Current Status

This summary report of current red tide conditions around Florida includes a map of sampling results and regional status reports.

 

Red Tide Summary (July 18, 2014)

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in background concentrations in one sample collected this week from inshore waters of Charlotte County.

Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis.

 
Current Map of Red Tide Counts - Week of July 18, 2014

Statewide Red Tide Counts July 14-17, 2014

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Regional Status Reports and Maps Adobe PDF (July 18, 2014)

Southwest coast report and map
East coast report and map
Northwest coast report and map

To see detailed information on this week's samples, view the current Statewide Google Earth map for July 18, 2014.

By using Google Earth, you can zoom in to specific locations and click on stations to see detailed information, including sample date and cell concentration. You must have Google Earth installed on your computer to view this map; the software can be downloaded from the Google Earth website. External Website

The FWRI Red Tide Status Line is now available to callers throughout the state. FWRI updates the recording each Friday by 5 p.m. Red Tide Status Line: 866-300-9399 (toll-free inside Florida only); 727-552-2448 (outside Florida).

Reports are updated on Friday afternoon except during holidays, in which case the report will be released on the closest day. Additional information, if available, is provided on Wednesday afternoon. To receive an e-mail when the current status has been updated, visit our subscription area.

Previous Regional Status Reports and Maps

July 11, 2014
Southwest coast report and map
East coast report and map
Northwest coast report and map
Google Earth map

July 3, 2014
Southwest coast report and map
East coast report and map
No samples were analyzed this week from northwest Florida
Google Earth map

June 27, 2014
Southwest coast report and map
East coast report and map
Northwest coast report and map
Google Earth map

June 20, 2014
Southwest coast report and map
East coast report and map
Northwest coast report and map
Google Earth map

June 13, 2014
Southwest coast report and map
East coast report and map
Northwest coast report and map
Google Earth map

June 6, 2014
Southwest coast report and map
East coast report and map
Northwest coast report and map
Google Earth map

Key for Results

Description Karenia brevis cells/liter Possible Effects (K. brevis only)
NOT PRESENT - BACKGROUND background levels of 1,000 cells or less None anticipated
VERY LOW >1,000 to 10,000 Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting closures >  5,000 cells/L
LOW >10,000 to 100,000 Respiratory irritation, possible fish kills and bloom chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at upper limits
MEDIUM >100,000 to 1,000,000 Respiratory irritation and probable fish kills
HIGH >1,000,000

As above plus discoloration


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