FLORIDA – Here is the weekly red tide status report provided by the Florida Fish and Conservation Commission for the week of March 10-17. It was issued on March 18.
The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was not observed in samples collected statewide over the past week.
No reports of fish kills suspected to be related to red tide were received over the past week. For more details, please visit: https://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/health/fish-kills-hotline/.
Respiratory irritation suspected to be related to red tide was not reported in Florida over the past week. For recent and current information at individual beaches, please visit https://visitbeaches.org/ and for forecasts that use FWC and partner data, please visit https://habforecast.gcoos.org/.
Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides for Pinellas County to northern Monroe County predict variable movement of surface waters and minimal movement of subsurface waters in most areas over the next 3.5 days.
The next complete status report will be issued on Friday, March 25.