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Some low red tide readings found in Southwest Florida waters

Posted at 7:24 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 07:24:37-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- It looks like red tide is creeping back into Southwest Florida waters.

A look at Florida Fish and Wildlife's latest red tide map shows low concentrations off the organism off Fort Myers Beach and the Collier County coast.

All other testing sites around the state show no red tide.

Overall, summer 2019 has been largely red tide-free, in contrast to summer 2018, in which a large red tide outbreak plagued beaches in Southwest Florida, the state’s east coast, and the panhandle.

FWC does tell us there have been no fish kills associated with these recent red tide reports.