Midweek Red Tide Status Update

 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Midweek Red Tide Status Update: Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was not detected this week in or alongshore of Bay, Gulf, Wakulla, Dixie, Levy, and Pasco counties.  One sample collected alongshore of Franklin County contained very low concentrations of K. brevis. Satellite images from the Optical Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Florida show high algae concentrations offshore of Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor, Dixie, and Levy counties.
Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides (CPR), a partnership between the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, project surface and bottom waters in the northeast Gulf of Mexico to move S/SE over the next 3 days.
A full report will be available by 5pm on Friday, October 17, 2014.

We would like your input! Please take the time to fill out a survey in regards to the importance of red tide topics to the public and the use and distribution of red tide reports at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RedTideTopics
Tables and maps of sample results are available on our Web site: (MyFWC.com/RedTideStatus).

The website also provides links to additional information related to the topic of Florida red tide including satellite imagery, experimental red tide forecasts, shellfish harvesting areas, the FWC Fish Kill Hotline, the Florida Poison Information Center (to report human health effects related to exposure to red tide), and other wildlife related hotlines: (http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/events/status/contact/).

To learn more about various organisms that have been known to cause algal blooms in Florida waters, see our flickr page at (http://www.flickr.com/photos/myfwc) and click on “Harmful Algal Bloom Species”.                                                   

The FWRI HAB group in conjunction with Mote Marine Laboratory now have a facebook page.  Please come like our page and learn interesting facts concerning red tide and other harmful algal blooms in Florida at:  http://facebook.com/FLHABs

This information, including maps and reports with additional details, is also available on our Web site: (http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/events/status/statewide/). The website also provides links to additional information related to the topic of Florida red tide including satellite imagery, experimental red tide forecasts, shellfish harvesting areas, the FWC Fish Kill Hotline, the Florida Poison Information Center (to report human health effects related to exposure to red tide), and other wildlife related hotlines: (http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/events/status/contact/).

To learn more about various organisms that have been known to cause algal blooms in Florida waters, see our flickr page at (http://www.flickr.com/photos/myfwc) and click on “Harmful Algal Bloom Species”.

The FWRI HAB group in conjunction with Mote Marine Laboratory now have a facebook page. Please come like our page and learn interesting facts concerning red tide and other harmful algal blooms in Florida at: http://facebook.com/FLHABs.

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