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Collier County Red Tide Status

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control

Current conditions: Below are the most recent red tide results.  There have been no reports of dead fish or respiratory irritation.

Forecast: Red tide is still present to our north and potentially offshore. Easterly winds through the weekend should minimize any red tide impacts at the beaches. People with chronic respiratory illnesses should exercise caution going to the beach as these illnesses may be aggravated.

The next sampling event will be December 5, 2016.

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

12/1/2016

Barefoot Beach

BACKGROUND

Pollution Control

12/1/2016

Vanderbilt Beach

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

12/1/2016

Seagate Beach

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

12/1/2016

Naples Pier

BACKGROUND

Pollution Control

12/1/2016

South Marco Beach

NOT PRESENT

Pollution Control

 

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