Very low to high concentrations of Karenia brevis (Florida red tide) are present along and offshore from southern Pinellas to Collier counties, as well as offshore the gulfside of the lower Florida Keys, according to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.
Alongshore southern Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties, patchy low respiratory impacts through Thursday. In the bay regions of Charlotte and Lee counties, patchy high respiratory impacts possible through Thursday. Alongshore southern Lee and northern Collier counties, patchy low respiratory impacts are possible through
Over the past few days, reports of respiratory irritation were received from Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and Collier counties. Reports of dead fish were received from Sarasota, Manatee, Lee, Charlotte and Collier