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Collier County Red Tide Status

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Friday, November 8, 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, November 12th. 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 the website visitbeaches.org.

The next sample collection will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Results should be available late Wednesday, November 13, 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

11/7/2019

Barefoot Beach

MEDIUM

Pollution Control

11/7/2019

Vanderbilt Beach

MEDIUM

Pollution Control

11/7/2019

Horizon Way

Not sampled due to beach renourishment

Pollution Control

11/7/2019

Naples Pier

VERY LOW

Pollution Control

11/7/2019

South Marco Beach

MEDIUM

Pollution Control

11/6/2019

Venetian May

MEDIUM-HIGH

City of Naples

11/6/2019

¼ mi west of Naples Pier

HIGH

City of Naples

11/6/2019

Naples Bay

VERY LOW-LOW

City of Naples

 

*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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