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12-27-2018 Red Tide Update

Post Date:12/27/2018 6:30 PM

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control

Current conditions: Below are the most recent red tide results. No respiratory irritation or dead fish are being reported. 

Forecast: No red tide impacts are expected through Wednesday, January 2nd.

Due to the New Year’s Day holiday, the next sampling event will be January 2, 2019. Results should be available late Thursday, January 3, 2019.

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.

Collier County Red Tide Update

Sample Date

Location

*Results

Sampling Agency

12/26/2018

Barefoot Beach

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

12/26/2018

Vanderbilt Beach

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

12/26/2018

Seagate

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

12/26/2018

Naples Pier

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

12/26/2018

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 brevisonly)

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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