Tag: fish wildlife

Study explores historical red tide levels along SWFL coast to determine severity

NEWS AT A GLANCE While the Gulf of Mexico is calm at the moment, when it comes to red tides, efforts to better inform swimmers of the severity of these outbreaks are well underway. We looked at how researchers hope to assess the severity of blooms. Wave after wave, and year after year, the red […]

Tampa Bay area counties have spent millions dealing with the red tide

For weeks high levels of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, have been detected off some of the most popular beaches. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — All is calm along the beaches of the Tampa Bay area this holiday season. But not so long ago, the shores were littered with thousands of Dead Sea life. Red […]

Red tide present on the beaches of Destin, Fort Walton Beach

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) – The Okaloosa County Florida Department of Health is alerting the public to the presence of red tide at Destin and Fort Walton Beach. Red tide levels as of October 27, 2021. The beaches include: • James Lee Beach• Shira Beach• Destiny East • Beasley Park • Access to Fort […]

Red Tide Shows Improvement in Latest October Report

Conditions are improving although levels of red tide concentration are present in Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – The red tide is not completely out of the area, but concentration levels have dropped over the past week. Looking ahead to the weekend, in the latest report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife […]

Red Tide Beach report: Concentrations ‘high’ along Gulf Coast

Some beaches are better than others in the Tampa Bay area. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Tampa Bay just can’t seem to shake off the red tide. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently noted high concentrations of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, were measured along the Gulf Coast from Pinellas counties to Sarasota […]

Red tide levels rise again in Sarasota and Manatee counties

After dissipating in late August, the red tide that killed marine life and closed beaches is back. For nearly 11 months, the red tide lingered off the coast of southwest Florida, and samples from Monday show levels are rising in Sarasota and Manatee counties as winds continue to push proliferation around local waters. This week, […]

Red tide picks up strength off Pinellas coast • St Pete Catalyst

After two weeks of slow dissipation along the Pinellas County coast, Karenia brevis – the harmful algal bloom that causes the red tide – seems to be gaining strength. According to the latest Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) sampling, a low concentration of K.brevis persists from the southern tip of Pinellas north to Indian […]

Red tide levels show improvement along Florida’s Gulf Coast

The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, has been observed in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties. PINELLAS COUNTY, Florida – An uneven red tide bloom continues to persist along Florida’s Gulf Coast, but concentration levels are believed to be lower than in previous weeks. Daily samples of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission show […]

The red tide continues to contaminate the Tampa Bay area

The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, has been observed along Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties. FLORIDA, USA – The red tide persists along Florida’s Gulf Coast, but conditions are starting to improve from earlier this year. The patchy bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was detected in 99 samples, according to the […]

The tourism industry in Florida lost millions thanks to the red tide

The study can provide some insight into the damage this year’s red tide has had on the local economy. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As Tampa Bay and much of southwest Florida begin the process of recovering from this summer’s devastating red tide surge, researchers have estimated the damage the harmful algal bloom has caused to […]

Here’s how climate change could make future Red Tide blooms worse

Red tide blooms have been plaguing Florida for hundreds of years at least, and scientists say they’re going nowhere. But could they get worse? It is certainly possible in a warming world. The first problem is that scientists don’t know enough to predict what will happen. “There is a lot of speculation about the impact […]

The Fishin’ Report: A red tide showing Hernando | Sports

Nick Stubbs Testing last week by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission showed low levels of red tide headed north to waters off Hernando County. Testing showed low or very low levels about 20 miles offshore, although sampling showed “very low” levels about 4 miles off Hernando Beach. Keith Kolasa, director of aquatic and […]

Deaths of rare sea turtles and manatees attributed to red tide toxin

TAMPA BAY, FL – After a brief period of improvement last weekend, Pinellas County officials say red tide conditions have now worsened along the Pinellas coast, resulting in the death of manatees threatened and endangered sea turtles. Pinellas County water quality monitoring on Tuesday showed medium and high cell counts of K shortthe organism that […]

Stream red tide levels on beaches

July 28, 2021 through The Gabber Photo courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. While things looked better on the Gulf beaches this past weekend, Pinellas County reported on Wednesday July 27 that red tide conditions were persisting or worsening off the Pinellas coast. “After brief improvements over the weekend, red tide conditions […]

Red tide levels in Tampa Bay are at their highest in years, study finds

Research compiled from the FWC and NOAA shows that red tide levels have not been so high since 1971 in Middle Tampa Bay. TAMPA, Fla .– Red tide cleanup efforts have been suspended in Pinellas County, but the impacts of toxic algae blooms continue to impact the Tampa Bay area. If you thought this year’s […]

Red Tide FAQ: What to know about the bloom impacting Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The red tide is back along Florida’s Gulf Coast, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – and it’s back with a vengeance. As memories of a severe bloom from several years ago linger, coupled with concerns about a sewage breach at Piney Point in Manatee County earlier this […]

Red Tide Update: Flower Concentrations Found in 5 Tampa Bay Counties

Red tide at North Shore Park on July 15, 2021. (WFLA Photo/Megan Gannon) TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Red tide concentrations were detected in 86 water samples from five counties in the Tampa Bay area this week, according to the latest update from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The update released on Friday evening […]

Some fear the high levels of the red tide will wreak havoc on seagrass beds, causing more problems for marine life

SARASOTA COUNTY (WFLA) – There has been a record number of manatee deaths so far in 2021. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recorded 841 deaths between January 1 and July 2. That number surpasses the state’s annual record since the rear in 2013. Scientists blame the poor water quality in the Indian River […]

Red tide creeping south, high levels affecting Sarasota and Manatee counties

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (WFLA) – Red tide has been plaguing Tampa Bay and parts of Pinellas County for weeks. Now the harmful algal bloom is heading south. The latest red tide sample map from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows high concentrations of red tide from Anna Maria Island to Turtle Beach on […]

Could the Tampa Bay red tide be linked to the Piney Point disaster?

Red Tide has arrived in Tampa Bay. A patchy bloom suspected to be the cause of fish kills on the Pinellas Coast and around Port Manatee emerged two months after 215 million gallons of sewage was pumped into the estuary from the site of a former fertilizer factory. People already have suspicions. But can we […]

Ride Tidal Report: Samples Detected in Sarasota County

It’s still too early to tell if Piney Point’s nutrient-rich sewage is causing a red tide bloom. SARASOTA, Fla. — Red tide-related fish deaths have been reported over the past week in Sarasota County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The agency said in its midweek update it continues to detect down […]

The red tide is rising along Siesta Beach

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – The latest data samples taken by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium showed average red tide levels along Siesta Beach. Cell concentrations in the water were approximately 100,000 to 1,000,000 per litre. Meanwhile, low levels appeared at Nokomis, North Lido and North Jetty. […]

Red tide warning signs will be placed on Sarasota County beaches

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows average red tide levels in Sarasota County. SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — Department of Health officials say there are high levels of red tide in and around Sarasota County beaches. And, signs warning people of red tide in the water will be posted at select Sarasota County beaches […]

Red tide reported in Sarasota County near Turtle Beach

Low red tide levels were measured near Turtle Beach this week after weeks of occasional high levels farther south. SARASOTA, Florida – Red tide is an unusually persistent harmful algal bloom in our water caused by Karenia brevis, a type of algae that produces powerful neurotoxins. It can be deadly to marine life. Toxins can […]

Red tide levels jump in southwest Florida | The Weather Channel – Articles de The Weather Channel

High concentrations of red tide were found in 47 water samples. Deaths of fish and other marine life have been reported. Southwest Florida experienced the worst red tide outbreak in more than a decade last year. The numbers don’t mean a massive epidemic is on the way, says an expert. Levels of toxic red tide […]

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