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04-14-2018 Red Tide Update

Post Date:04/14/2018 8:30 AM

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control

Current conditions: Below are the most recent red tide results. Respiratory irritation and dead fish have been reported intermittently this past week from most Collier County beaches.

Forecast: Red tide impacts are still possible at all Collier County beaches through Tuesday, April 17, 2018. People with chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma or emphysema should avoid going to the beach as these illnesses may be aggravated

The next sampling event will be April 16, 2018.

To report dead fish or red tide symptoms, please call Collier County Pollution Control at (239) 252-2502. 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.

Collier County Red Tide Update

Sample Date

Location

*Results

Sampling Agency

4/12/2018

Barefoot Beach

VERY LOW

Pollution Control

4/12/2018

Vanderbilt Beach

VERY LOW

Pollution Control

4/12/2018

Seagate Beach

VERY LOW

Pollution Control

4/12/2018

Naples Pier

VERY LOW

Pollution Control

4/12/2018

South Marco Beach

LOW

Pollution Control

 

KEY TO RED TIDE LEVELS—Table provided by Florida Wildlife Research Institute(FWRI)

Description

Karenia brevis cells/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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