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Red drift algae spotted in certain regions of Southwest Florida

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 17:59:27-04

CAPTIVA, Fla. — Florida Fish and Wildlife announced the presences of red tide in some regions of Southwest Florida.

K. Brevis was observed at background concentrations in and offshore of Sarasota County, background to very low concentrations in or offshore of Charlotte County, background to very low concentrations in or offshore of Lee County, and background concentrations offshore of Collier County
Fox 4 visited Turner Beach in Captiva and found red drift algae floating ashore.

You can find current red tide conditions on the FWC website or click here.

Call 866-300-9399 at any time from anywhere in Florida to hear a recording about red tide conditions throughout the state. Callers outside of Florida can dial 727-552-2448. Standard calling charges apply.