When red tide is present, a sign will be posted to inform the public and provide information. [DOC 13KB]
|Location||Date||Cell Count /mL|
|Bird Key Park||10/11/2021||240|
|North Lido Beach||10/11/2021||1,240|
|Lido Beach (Casino)||10/11/2021||938|
|South Lido Park||10/11/2021||1,312|
|Service Club Park||10/11/2021||376|
|Venice Fishing Pier||10/11/2021||46|
Table Data Last Modified: Wed Oct 13, 2021 16:46:05 EDT
|Description||Karenia brevis cells/ML||Possible Effects (Karenia brevis only)|
|Not present in background||0 - 1||None Anticipated.|
|Very Low||> 1 - 10||Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting closures > 6 cells/mL.|
|Low||> 10 -< 100||Respiratory irritation; possible fish kills and bloom chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at upper range.|
|Medium||> 101 -< 1,000||Respiratory irritation and probably fish kills.|
|High||> 1,000||As above plus discoloration|
Table Data Last Modified: Tue Feb 12, 2019 14:52:12 EST
Red tides have been documented along Florida's
- The Florida red tide organism, Karenia
brevis, produces a toxin that may kill marine animals and affect humans.
- A red tide bloom is a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga (plant-like organisms).
- People with severe or chronic respiratory conditions are advised to avoid red tide areas.
- Generally, symptoms are temporary.
- Swimming in waters with
redtide is safe for most people.
redtide may cause some people to suffer from skin irritation and burning eyes.
- If you experience irritation, get out of the water and thoroughly wash.
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