Red Tide Status (July 22, 2016)
Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was observed in background concentrations in two samples collected from Manatee County (Southwest Florida). Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis.
Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show net southern movement of surface waters and southern inshore movement of bottom waters between Pinellas and Lee counties over the next 3 days.
All information regarding the algal blooms currently affecting South Florida is being consolidated and posted on the DEP website: https://depnewsroom.wordpress.com/south-florida-algal-bloom-monitoring-and-response/
Statewide map (July 22, 2016)
Regional Status Reports and Maps (July 22, 2016)
Southwest coast report and mapEast coast report and mapNorthwest coast report and mapTo see detailed information on this week's samples, view the current Statewide Google Earth map for July 22, 2016.
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.
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 15, 2016Southwest coast report and mapEast coast report and mapNorthwest coast report and mapGoogle earth map
July 8, 2016Southwest coast report and mapEast coast report and mapNorthwest coast report and mapGoogle Earth map
July 1, 2016Southwest coast report and mapEast coast report and mapNorthwest coast report and mapGoogle Earth map
Additional archived status maps can be found on Flickr
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