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Collier County Red Tide Status

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

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: Satellite imagery and offshore sampling shows high levels of red tide along our coast. Winds will be variable through Monday, January 21st.  Red tide impacts are possible whenever winds are blowing onshore. Therefore, people with chronic respiratory illnesses should exercise caution when going to the beach as these illnesses may be aggravated.

The next sampling event will be January 22, 2019. Results should be available late Wednesday, January 23, 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

1/17/2019

Barefoot Beach

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

1/17/2019

Vanderbilt Beach

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

1/17/2019

Seagate Beach

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

1/17/2019

Naples Pier

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

1/17/2019

South Marco Beach

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

1/14/2019

Big Marco Pass

NOT PRESENT

Rookery Bay

1/14/2019

Caxambas Pass

NOT PRESENT

Rookery Bay

1/14/2019

Goodland

NOT PRESENT

Rookery Bay

1/14/2019

CR 951 Boat Ramp

NOT PRESENT

Rookery Bay

1/13/2019

5.7 to 20 miles west of Keewaydin

HIGH

FWRI/Volunteer

1/13/2019

5.2 miles west of Big Marco Pass

MEDIUM

Volunteer

1/13/2019

5.7 miles west of south Marco

NOT PRESENT

Volunteer

 

*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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