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Collier County Red Tide Status

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Date:  Friday, September 30, 2016

Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control

Current Conditions: No dead fish or respiratory irritation have been reported since Thursday, September 29, 2016.

Forecast:  Although no red tide was found in samples at our beaches in on Thursday, September 29, 2016, red tide levels to our north and offshore have intensified. Winds and currents are pushing patches of the bloom further south into Collier County. Respiratory irritation is possible while winds are blowing onshore and more likely at our northern beaches. Therefore, people with chronic respiratory illnesses like asthma or emphysema should exercise caution when going to the beach as these illnesses may be aggravated. 

The next sampling event will be October 3, 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

9/29/2016

Barefoot Beach

NOT PRESENT

Dept. of Health

9/29/2016

Vanderbilt Beach

NOT PRESENT

Dept. of Health

9/29/2016

Seagate Beach

NOT PRESENT

Dept. of Health

9/29/2016

Naples Pier

NOT PRESENT

Dept. of Health

9/27/2016

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