The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at background to low concentrations in Florida.
Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in two samples collected from Pinellas County, very low concentrations in two samples collected from Manatee County, and background to low concentrations in 20 samples collected from Sarasota County.
Additional samples collected throughout Florida over the past week did not contain K. brevis.
Slight respiratory irritation was reported along Coquina Beach on 6/9 (Lee County). Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tidespredict minimal net movement of surface and subsurface waters, from Pinellas to Lee counties, over the next three days.
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