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Collier County Red Tide Status

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control

Current conditions: Below are the most recent red tide results. Respiratory irritation is being reported at all Naples beaches only when winds are blowing onshore. Dead fish have been reported on Barefoot Beach, Vanderbilt Beach, Seagate Beach, and Naples beaches. NEW! To check daily conditions at the beaches and see if red tide impacts are occurring, please visit www.visitbeaches.org.

Forecast: Offshore winds through Thursday, August 16th will help minimize red tide impacts at the beaches, but red tide impacts are still possible. 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 August 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

8/13/2018

Barefoot Beach

HIGH

Dept of Health

8/13/2018

Vanderbilt Beach

HIGH

Dept of Health

8/13/2018

Seagate

LOW

Dept of Health

8/13/2018

Naples Pier

LOW

Dept of Health

8/13/2018

South Marco Beach

LOW

Dept of Health

 

*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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