08-31-2020 Red Tide Update

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control

Current conditions: Below are the most recent red tide results. No dead fish or respiratory irritation are being reported. To get the most current beach conditions please visit the website visitbeaches.org.

Forecast: No red tide impacts are expected at this time.

The next sample collection will be Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Results may be available late Friday, September 4, 2020, but due to COVID shutdowns, results are being delayed.

To report dead fish or red tide symptoms, please call Collier County Pollution Control at (239) 252-2502 or email pollution_control@colliercountyfl.gov. To speak to a health professional regarding red tide symptoms call the Florida Poison Information Center toll free at 1-800-222-1222.

Collier County Red Tide Updates are also available on the Red Tide Hotline at (239) 252-2591. This is an automated recording with the most recent Red Tide information for Collier County available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visit www.colliergov.net/redtideupdate for more red tide information.

To access the state red tide sampling map, please visit http://myfwc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=87162eec3eb846218cec711d16462a72

To access the most recent NOAA satellite imagery showing the location of red tide, please visit https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/research/stressor-impacts-mitigation/hab-monitoring-system/red-tide-from-satellite-for-southwest-florida/

 

Collier County Red Tide Update
Sample Date Location *Results Sampling Agency
8/27/2020 Barefoot Beach NOT PRESENT Pollution Control
8/27/2020 Vanderbilt Beach NOT PRESENT Pollution Control
8/27/2020 Seagate Beach NOT PRESENT Pollution Control
8/27/2020 Naples Pier NOT PRESENT Pollution Control
8/27/2020 South Marco Beach NOT PRESENT Pollution Control

 

*KEY TO RED TIDE LEVELS—Table provided by Florida Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)
Description Karenia breviscells/L Possible Effects (Karenia brevis only)
NOT PRESENT – BACKGROUND 0 – 1,000 None anticipated
VERY LOW >1,000 – 10,000 Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting closures ≥ 5,000 cells/L
LOW >10,000 – 100,000 Respiratory irritation; possible fish kills and bloom chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at upper range
MEDIUM >100,000 – 1,000,000 Respiratory irritation and probable fish kills
HIGH >1,000,000 As above plus discoloration

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