Southwest Coast Red Tide Status May 6, 2011

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Southwest Coast Red Tide Status May 6, 2011

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R E D
T I D E
S T A T U S
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Florida Southwest Coast
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May 6, 2011
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Present Status:
Karenia brevis
, the Florida red tide organism, was not detected in water samples collected this week
alongshore between Pinellas and Monroe counties or offshore of the Florida Keys and northern Monroe County.
The FWRI Red Tide Status Line is now available to callers to hear a recording detailing red tide conditions throughout the
state. FWRI updates the recording each Friday by 5 p.m. after sampling efforts for the week have been completed and
analyzed.
Red Tide Status Line: (866) 300-9399 (toll-free inside Florida only); (727) 552-2448 (outside Florida).
Bloom Boundary (alongshore)
:
No
Karenia brevis
bloom currently present.
Date
Collected
Karenia brevis
Concentrations/Observations
Site Location*
(North to South)
Collector or
Agency
Alongshore (<1 mile)
Offshore
Pinellas – Hillsborough counties
05/04
not present
--
Sand Key Beach
Fishing Pier,
Clearwater Pass
FWRI
05/04
not present
--
Redington Pier
FWRI
Tampa Bay (from mouth to upper system) including Boca Ciega Bay
05/04
not present
--
Skyway Pier, N side
FWRI
05/03
not present
--
Skyway Pier, S side
FWRI
05/05
not present
--
Mullet Key, Bay Pier
FWRI
05/05
not present
--
Mullet Key, Gulf Pier
FWRI
05/02
not present
--
Big Island, S of, Old
Tampa Bay
FWRI
05/02
not present
--
Cypress Point Park
FWRI
05/02
not present
--
Ben T. Davis Beach
FWRI
05/02
not present
--
Courtney Campbell
Causeway
FWRI
05/02
not present
--
Safety Harbor City
Pier
FWRI
Manatee County
05/03
not present
--
Fletcher Point,
Tampa Bay
FWRI
05/03
not present
--
Anna Maria Island, N
end
FWRI
05/03
not present
+
Karenia
sp.
--
Palma Sola Bay
FWRI
05/03
not present
--
Longboat Pass
FWRI
Sarasota County
05/02
not present
--
Longboat Key
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
North Lido Beach
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
Lido Casino
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
South Lido Park
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
Siesta Beach
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
Turtle Beach
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
Nokomis Beach
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
North Jetty Park
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
Venice Beach (2)
SCDH
05/02
not present
--
Service Club Park
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
Venice Pier
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
Brohard Beach
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
Caspersen Beach
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
Manasota Beach
SCHD
05/02
not present
--
Blind Pass
SCHD
Sarasota Bay System
05/02-
05/06
not present
--
New Pass, inside (8)
MML
05/02
not present
--
Ringling Causeway
SCHD
Charlotte County
05/04
not present
--
Cattle Dock Point, N
of, Tippecanoe Bay
FDACS
05/03
not present
+
Karenia
sp.
--
Manasota Key,
Englewood Beach
ChCPRCR
05/02
not present
--
Punta Gorda Boat
Ramp
FDEP
04/26**
BACKGROUND
+
Karenia
spp.
--
Catfish Point,
Gasparilla Sound
FDACS
05/03
not present
--
Gasparilla Island, NE
tip, Gasparilla Sound
ChCPRCR
Lee County
05/04
not present
--
Lynn Hall Park
LCEL
05/04
not present
--
Lighthouse Beach,
Sanibel Island
LCEL
05/04
not present
--
Tarpon Road Beach,
Sanibel Island
LCEL
05/04
not present
--
Lovers Key State
Park
LCEL
05/04
not present
--
Bonita Beach
LCEL
Pine Island Sound System
05/02
not present
--
Burnt Marina
FDEP
05/04
not present
--
South Seas
Plantation, Captiva
LCEL
Collier County
05/02
not present
--
Barefoot Beach
CCHD
05/02
not present
--
Vanderbilt Beach
CCHD
05/02
not present
--
Seagate
CCHD
05/02
not present
--
Naples Pier
CCHD
05/02
not present
--
Big Marco Pass,
Snook Inn
RBNERR
05/02
not present
--
Big Marco Pass, 951
boat ramp
RBNERR
05/02
not present
--
Marco Island, S.
Marco Beach
CCHD
05/02
not present
--
Goodland Bridge
RBNERR
05/02
not present
--
Caxambas Pass
RBNERR
04/26**
not present
--
Shell Island, S of,
Gullivan Bay
FDACS
Monroe County (Florida Keys, North to South then East to West)
05/05
not present
--
Pavilion Key, 0.7 mi
SW of
MML
05/05
--
not present
Pavilion Key, 2.9 to
9.2 mi SW of (3)
MML
04/28**
--
not present
Sandy Key, 3.4 mi S
of
MML
04/28**
--
not present
Sandy Key, 5.2 mi
SW of
MML
04/28**
--
not present
Upper Arsnicker
Keys, 8.5 mi NW of
MML
04/28**
--
not present
Lower Arsnicker
Keys, 7.2 mi W of
MML
05/04
--
not present
Harbor Key, 4.2 mi
NW of
MML
05/04
--
not present
Harbor Key, 5.8 mi N
of
MML
05/04
--
not present
Big Spanish Key, 8 to
9 mi N of (2)
MML
*Most sites are preselected and sampled routinely. For unlisted areas, extrapolate from the nearest sampled location.
**Results from last week.
Note
:
CCHD = Collier County Health Department; ChCPRCR = Charlotte County Parks Recreation and Cultural Resources; FDACS = Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; FDEP = Florida Department of Environmental Protection; FFF = Flying Fish Fleet;
FWRI = Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute; LCEL = Lee County Environmental
Laboratory; MML = Mote Marine Laboratory; RBNERR = Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve; SCHD = Sarasota County
Health Department; USF = University of South Florida.
Number in parentheses = number of samples collected.
(S) = surface water sample; (M) = mid-depth water sample; (B) = bottom water sample.
Unless otherwise indicated, sample was taken at surface.
Key for Results:
RELATED INFORMATION
Red Tide Related Hotlines and Information Sources
FWRI Fish Kill Hotline
: (800) 636-0511 (toll-free)
The FWRI Fish Kill Hotline is available for callers to report fish kills, diseased fish, or fish with other abnormalities. The hotline's
recorded message asks callers to leave contact information and a detailed report. A biologist will contact the caller, usually the following
workday, if more information is needed. This service is part of a federally funded project to survey fish-related diseases and mortalities.
Fish kills may also be reported online; visit for additional information and details. (Please note, the FWRI Fish Kill Hotline should NOT
be called to request dead fish cleanup; local municipalities are responsible for dead fish cleanup-usually only on public beaches.)
FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline: (888) 404-3922 (toll-free)
FWRI Manatee Contact: Martine deWit, (727) 893-2904
FWRI Sea Turtle Stranding Contact: Allen Foley, (904) 573-3930
Hotlines and Reporting Sites for Effects on Humans
Aquatic Toxins Hotline: (888) 232-8635 (toll-free)
The Aquatic Toxins Hotline is available for reporting harmful effects associated with a marine or estuarine event. Callers are connected
to the
Florida Poison Information Center
in Miami, which operates 24 hours a day, every day. The center is staffed by health care
professionals who will record the caller's information and assist with health and safety concerns. The
Florida Department of Health
(DOH) encourages people who have experienced harmful effects associated with exposure to aquatic toxins or harmful algae to call the
hotline.
Medical Effects Relating to Humans
:
Florida Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health, Aquatic Toxins Program, (850) 245-4299
County health departments
Description
Karenia brevis
cells/liter
Possible Effects
(
K. brevis
only)
NOT PRESENT –
BACKGROUND
background levels of 1,000 cells or less
None anticipated
VERY LOW
>1,000 to 10,000
Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting
closures >
5,000 cells/L
LOW
>10,000 to 100,000
Respiratory irritation, possible fish kills and bloom
chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at
upper limits
MEDIUM
>100,000 to 1,000,000
Respiratory irritation and probable fish kills
HIGH
>1,000,000
As above plus discoloration
Information Sources:
The University of South Florida's College of Marine Science
Center for Prediction of Red Tides
uses coupled biophysical 3-D
models to track and predict harmful algal blooms in the southeastern United States. Various experimental products include
Karenia
flag
maps of bloom locations
, 3.5 day HAB trajectory forecasts along with nowcasts, which are reports of current conditions, and
forecast
models
.
Dr. Weisberg maintains a site for information regarding real-time surface meteorology, currents, and sea level from an array of buoys
and coastal stations,
http://comps.marine.usf.edu
Experimental red tide forecasts based on wind and current models are now available
at
http://ocgmod1.marine.usf.edu/pyocean-web/plot_hab.html
. Visitors to this site can select an area of interest and view projected
movement of red tide blooms from recently sampled locations.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
uses satellite imagery, field observations, and buoy data to assess
harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. A report of conditions and additional information are available on the
NOAA Harmful Algal
Bloom Forecasting System
Web site. Selected information from NOAA is incorporated into FWRI's status report.
Businesses affected by red tide events
can find information, offers for "kits" and brochures, links to other sources, and more at
http://www.redtideonline.com
. This site is maintained by Solutions To Avoid Red Tide (S.T.A.R.T.), a nonprofit group at Longboat Key.
Hardcopy information about Florida red tides
is available by request. Please address requests to FWRI, Outreach Coordination
Office, 100 Eighth Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. Documents for printing are available at
http://myfwc.com/research
and
http://www.redtideonline.com
. Business people are encouraged to make these documents available to visitors who are unlikely to learn
about red tide from other local sources.
Shellfish Information:
Shellfish = bivalves (oysters, clams, and mussels but not scallops)
For current open/closed status of shellfish harvesting areas, contact one of the following field offices of the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS):
Panama City: (850) 236-2200
Apalachicola: (850) 653-8317
Cedar Key: (352) 543-5181
Punta Gorda: (941) 833-2552
Palm Bay: (321) 984-4890
OR
PLEASE CHECK THE FDACS WEB SITE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION
.
http://www.floridaaquaculture.co/SEAS/SEAS_mngmt.htm
Areas along the Florida coast may be closed for reasons other than red tide. Determine open or closed status BEFORE harvesting in
Florida waters.
Prepared by Karen E,. Atwood, FWC /FWRI, St. Petersburg, (727) 896-8626
Web site for status:
http://research.myfwc.com/features/view_article.asp?id=9670
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