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09-27-2017 Red Tide Update

Post Date:09/27/2017 9:41 AM

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control

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

Forecast: No red tide impacts are expected at this time. 

The next sampling event will be October 2, 2017.

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

9/25/2017

Barefoot Beach

NOT PRESENT

Dept of Health

9/25/2017

Vanderbilt Beach

NOT PRESENT

Dept of Health

9/25/2017

Seagate

NOT PRESENT

Dept of Health

9/25/2017

Naples Pier

NOT PRESENT

Dept of Health

9/25/2017

South Marco Beach

NOT PRESENT

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

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