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Red Tide levels increase in the last week

Red Tide levels have increased in Lee County and Collier County
Posted at 11:45 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 23:45:45-04

Just this week the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation reported blooms of red tide in Lee and Collier counties in Southwest Florida.

Karenia brevis a type of Red tide was seen at background concentrations in Sarasota County, very low to high concentrations in Lee county and background to high concentrations in Collier County.

Fish kill and respiratory irritations have also been reported over the past week in Lee and Collier Counties.

Forecasts by the USF- FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides are predicting northwestern movement of surface waters and minimal net transport of subsurface waters in most areas over the next few days.

Fox 4 went out to Fort Myers Beach and did not see any signage of dead fish, but we will work to keep you informed as more updates come in

The next report will be issued on Friday October 25, 2019.