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10-18-2019 Red Tide Update

Post Date:10/18/2019 9:30 PM

Friday, October 18, 2019

Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control

Current conditions: Below are the most recent red tide results.

Forecast: Respiratory irritation is possible at beaches between Bonita Beach and Cape Romano through Tuesday, October 22nd. People with chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma or emphysema should avoid going to the beach as these illnesses may be aggravated. To get the most current beach conditions please visit www.visitbeaches.org

The next sample collection will be Monday, October 21, 2019. Results should be available late Tuesday, October 22, 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.

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

Collier County Red Tide Update

Sample Date

Location

*Results

Sampling Agency

10/17/2019

Barefoot Beach

LOW

Pollution Control

10/17/2019

Vanderbilt Beach

LOW

Pollution Control

10/17/2019

Horizon Way

HIGH

Pollution Control

10/17/2019

Naples Pier

VERY LOW

Pollution Control

10/17/2019

South Marco Beach

MEDIUM

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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