Red Tide Status (August 26, 2016)
Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was observed in background concentrations in one sample collected from Pinellas County and in two samples collected from Manatee County. Background to very low concentrations of K. brevis were observed in four samples collected from Sarasota County. 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 offshore movement of surface waters, and southern, inshore movement of bottom waters between southern Pinellas and Lee counties over the next 3 days.
Additional information regarding the current status of algal blooms in South Florida is being consolidated and posted on the DEP website: https://depnewsroom.wordpress.com/south-florida-algal-bloom-monitoring-and-response/
Statewide map (August 26, 2016)
Regional Status Reports and Maps (August 26, 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 August 26, 2016.
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Previous Regional Status Reports and Maps
August 19, 2016Southwest coast report and mapEast coast report and mapNorthwest coast report and mapGoogle Earth map
August 12, 2016Southwest coast report and mapEast coast report and mapNorthwest coast report and mapGoogle Earth map
August 5, 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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