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Collier County Red Tide Status

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control

Current conditions: Below are the most recent red tide results.  Red tide has been found in samples collected at Naples beaches. There have been no reports of dead fish or respiratory irritation.

Forecast: Respiratory irritation is possible through Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Therefore, 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 February 21, 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

2/13/2017

Barefoot Beach

VERY LOW

Dept of Health

2/13/2017

Vanderbilt Beach

BACKGROUND

Dept of Health

2/13/2017

Seagate Beach

VERY LOW

Dept of Health

2/13/2017

Naples Pier

VERY LOW

Dept of Health

2/13/2017

South Marco Beach

BACKGROUND

Dept of Health

2/13/2017

Big Marco Pass

BACKGROUND

Rookery Bay

2/13/2017

Caxambas Pass

NOT PRESENT

Rookery Bay

2/13/2017

Goodland

NOT PRESENT

Rookery Bay

2/13/2017

CR 951 Boat Ramp

BACKGROUND

Rookery Bay

 

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