Red Tide Mid-Week Update for October 17, 2018
Bloom concentrations of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persist on Florida’s Southwest, Northwest, and East coasts. Patchiness was observed in each region.
In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed in or offshore of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties, with “medium” concentrations occurring in Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties.
In Northwest Florida, reports of fish kills were received for Okaloosa and Pasco counties. Along the East Coast of Florida, reports of fish kills were received for Brevard, Indian River, Palm Beach and Broward counties.