You are here: miami boating magazine > miami boating news

Red Tide Continues in South West Florida
Hurricanes did not diminish or wash away red tide in Gulf waters of Florida

Posted Tuesday, July 26, 2005

e-mail E-mail this page
print Printer-friendly page

Related info:
FFWCC updates on red tide blooms

Compiled from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports.

The bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, continues along the coast of southwest Florida from northern Pinellas County, into Tampa Bay, and south to Sarasota Bay in Sarasota County. Most inshore K. brevis counts this week were very low to medium from Pinellas County to Manatee County, with medium concentrations recorded at Honeymoon Island, Mullet Key, and Tampa Bay. Counts from Sarasota Bay in Sarasota County ranged from low to high. High concentrations were also recorded offshore of Mullet Key (Bunces Pass) in southern Pinellas County. Fish kills were reported offshore of Anclote Key in southern Pasco County and along coastal areas of southern Pinellas County (St. Pete Beach), Tampa Bay (Boca Ciega Bay, Apollo Beach, Little Manatee River, Port Manatee, south Skyway fishing pier), and Sarasota County (Anna Maria Island, Casey Key, Blackburn Bay). Respiratory irritation was reported at Honeymoon Island, the south Skyway fishing pier, and Anna Maria Island. Westerly winds are forecasted for later tonight and through the weekend, which may increase red tide effects along coastal areas.

Red tide causes a number of problems both to acuatic life as well as land based creatures, including humans. The red tide organism kills fish and other sea life, many which wash ashore and rot in the sun, causing a bad fish odor. The red tide organism, at its strongest concentrations can cause respiratory problems to people on shore, which can include a burning sensation in the throat and eyes, congestion and other upper respiratory problems and discomfort.

For a full report of the affected areas and other information related to the red tide bloom, please visit the FFWCC website by clicking on the following link:

e-mail E-mail this page
print Printer-friendly page

Latest articles in Miami Boating News
BoatUS: Anchoring Restrictions Under Review by Florida Legislature: Apr. 2, 2015
FL House Committee Bill HWSS 15-06 Has New Number: HB 7123
Coast Guard to Implement Safety Zones in Biscayne Bay for New Year's Fireworks: Dec. 30, 2014
Important info if you will be watching fireworks from the water in Miami
Float Plan Helps Save Four Boaters Near Big Pine Key: Dec. 10, 2014
A simple, but effective tool for when emergencies happen.
Boaters Must Speak Up Today on Anchoring in Florida: Dec. 7, 2014
FWC Online Survey Closes Today. Dec. 7
Operation Dry Water Coming to Biscayne National Park June 27 - 29: Jun. 13, 2014
Nationwide crackdown focuses on critical safety issue affecting our local waters

Miami Boating News

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

Our Partners:

More Resources:
Homeschool Evaluations
Homeschooling Florida
Homeschooling Girls
Kids Aboard Workshops
Florida Keys Cruising Guide
Farmland for Sale

Marine Directory and Magazine for Miami, South Florida and Beyond
Boating, Fishing, Sailing, Watersports