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Collier County Red Tide Status

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Date:  Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Provided by: Collier County Engineering & Natural Resources Division

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

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

The next sampling event will be Monday, May 2, 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

4/25/2016

Vanderbilt Beach

NOT PRESENT

Dept. of Health

4/25/2016

Seagate Beach

NOT PRESENT

Dept. of Health

4/25/2016

Naples Pier

NOT PRESENT

Dept. of Health

4/25/2016

South Marco Beach

NOT PRESENT

Dept. of Health

4/25/2016

Big Marco Pass

NOT PRESENT

Rookery Bay

4/25/2016

Caxambas Pass

NOT PRESENT

Rookery Bay

4/25/2016

Goodland

NOT PRESENT

Rookery Bay

4/25/2016

CR 951 Boat Ramp

NOT PRESENT

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