red tide

Red tide recedes to non-detectable level

Red tide recedes to non-detectable level

Floridians across the state and especially along Navarre Beach may breathe a sigh of relief this week as all signs point to the end of a bumpy red tide season. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reports across most of the Gulf coast show 0-1,000 cells per liter concentration of the algae karenia brevis, […]

FWC: red tide reaches high levels on Navarre Beach

FWC: red tide reaches high levels on Navarre Beach

Testing along Navarre Beach last week showed high concentrations of karenia brevis (k. brevis), the organism commonly referred to as red tide, bringing with it concerns for fish kills and respiratory irritation. Elevated levels along the beach have persisted since mid-October. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to […]

High alert for red tide at Navarre Beach

High alert for red tide at Navarre Beach

In northwest Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC), “high” concentrations of K. brevis were observed in one Santa Rosa county sample and “medium” concentrations occurred in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa county samples. In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at very low concentrations in or offshore of Escambia […]

Navarre Beach sees elevated red tide

Navarre Beach sees elevated red tide

Spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of Hurricane Michael’s incoming fury last week along Navarre Beach may have noticed a tickle in their throats or even fits of coughing. That was likely due to elevated levels of red tide in the area, said Kelly Richmond of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. While the […]

Low concentration of Red Tide in Santa Rosa County

Low concentration of Red Tide in Santa Rosa County

Current Conditions as provided by Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and extends along ~130 miles of coastline, from northern Pinellas to Lee counties, and extends offshore (10 miles or more). A patchy bloom of K. brevis was also observed in Northwest Florida for the first time this […]

Low concentration of Red Tide detected in Okaloosa County

Low concentration of Red Tide detected in Okaloosa County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has updated the Red Tide report for Florida. Current Conditions A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and extends from northern Pinellas to Lee counties along ~125 miles of coastline. Aerial surveys conducted on 9/6 and 9/11 as well as recent […]

Red tide one of the worst in 60-plus years

Red tide one of the worst in 60-plus years

Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Scientist Kate Hubbard is asked often just how bad the current Red Tide plaguing Southwest Florida really is. In some ways, it seems like the worst ever. The dead sea life, including manatees, dolphins and sea turtles, as well as the declaration of a state of emergency by Governor Rick […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 25

FLORIDA ADDS PRIZES TO BOOST PYTHON REMOVALS IN EVERGLADES Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials announced Monday new incentives to report and remove the giant constrictors blamed for decimating populations of native animals. Under the Python Pickup Program , anyone submitting the location and a photograph of a python removal on certain state-managed lands […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 20

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 20

FLORIDA’S 29 ELECTORS CAST VOTES FOR DONALD TRUMP IN TALLAHASSEE Florida’s 29 electors cast their votes for Donald Trump inside the state Senate chambers Monday as about 200 people protested outside the doors. Protesters shouted, “Love trumps hate” just before the vote took place, and “Vote your conscience” as the electors filled out their ballots. […]

Scallop search comes up empty handed

Scallop search comes up empty handed

The creatures appear as something out of a science fiction movie. Their outer shell is hard and rounded with scaly groves. A mouth stretches along the entire diameter of the body with hundreds of fringe-like tentacles. A ring of bright royal blue eyes sweep around each edge of the mouth. But this bivalve mollusk is […]

Red tide detected in Northwest and Southwest Florida

Red tide detected in Northwest and Southwest Florida

Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, were detected last week along Bay and Gulf counties in Northwestern Florida and Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties in Southwest Florida. The red tide was detected by satellite images and an analysis of water samples in those areas. It was detected in low- to […]

Red tide impacts Navarre Beach

Red tide impacts Navarre Beach

Navarre Beach has been impacted by the red tide. It has led to respiratory problems for people on the beach and the sand is littered with dead fish. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received calls about both problems. Reports of red tide and fish kills were reported in other areas of the state […]

Red tide causes fish kill in northeast Gulf

Red tide causes fish kill in northeast Gulf

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed a large-scale offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Citizens have reported observations of thousands of dead and dying bottom-dwelling reef fish, as well as sea turtles and crabs, to the FWC’s Fish Kill Hotline. Satellite images revealed an extensive surface bloom of Florida’s […]