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Collier County Red Tide Status

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Date:  Thursday, January 07, 2016

           

Provided by: Collier County Engineering & Natural Resources Division

 

Current Conditions: No red tide was found in the samples collected at beaches below. Dead fish have not been reported since Dec 27th.  No respiratory irritation has been reported this week.

 

Forecast: Respiratory irritation is possible in North Naples Friday, January 8th through Sunday, January 10th. Therefore, people with chronic respiratory illnesses like asthma or emphysema should avoid these areas as these illnesses may be aggravated. 

              

The next sampling event will be Thursday, January 7, 2016.

 

To report dead fish or red tide symptoms, please call the Collier County Engineering & Natural Resources Division (ENRD) 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

1/5/2016

Vanderbilt Beach

NOT PRESENT

Dept. of Health

1/5/2016

Seagate Beach

NOT PRESENT

Dept. of Health

1/5/2016

Naples Pier

NOT PRESENT

Dept. of Health

1/5/2016

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

HIGH

>1,000,000

As above plus discoloration

 

Updated: 1/7/2016