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The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was present in Southwest and Northwest Florida.
Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected from Lee County, one sample collected from Okaloosa County, and two samples collected from Gulf County.
Additional samples collected statewide did not contain K. brevis.
Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tidespredict net northern transport of surface waters and no net movement of subsurface waters from Pinellas to northern Monroe counties over the next three days.
All information regarding the algal blooms currently affecting South Florida is being consolidated and posted on the DEP website: https://depnewsroom.wordpress.
Tables and maps of sample results are available on our Web site: (http://myfwc.com/research/