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FWC releases red tide map through September 4th

Posted at 10:48 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 10:48:39-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The newest Florida Fish and Wildlife red tide map shows that there's still a lot of it in Southwest Florida.

Concentrations are high in portions of several counties.

In Charlotte County, high concentrations were found in Englewood Beach.

In Lee County, high concentrations were found at Redfish Pass, South Seas Plantation, York Island, and Lighthouse Beach.

Several locations in Collier showed decreased amounts.

FWC says currents over the past several days have likely sent red tide to the northwest.

There were reports of fish kills in Lee and Collier counties.  People in Lee County also reported respiratory irritation over the past week.