Red tide florida 2019 map. In florida and the gulf of mexico the species. Heres what red tide is and whether red tide is dangerous to humans and animals. Florida is in the midst of a red tide outbreak. Floridas bloom of the red tide karenia brevis persists in the southwest coastal region of the state according to the latest report.
A red tide algae bloom has been plaguing the southwest florida coast for months and recently threatened to invade tampa bay although the latest forecast shows it traveling southward again as of aug. What is a florida red tide. A red tide or harmful algal bloom is a higher than normal concentration of a microscopic alga plantlike organism. But after hurricane michael tore.
In this system an imaging flow cytobot is deployed on a stationary raft to track bloom progression archived images available here. For the last year florida has been plagued with red tide a hazardous algae bloom that kills sea life and turns typically crystal blue water brown and smelly. In early january floridas gulf coast was doing what it does best. Tempting winter weary northerners out for a swim and impressing beachgoers with the spectacle of dolphins breaking the water.
As red tide blooms approach coastal areas breaking waves can cause their toxins to become mixed with airborne sea spray. Florida fish and wildlife commissions latest round of water testing shows that red tide is not present anywhere around the state. People in coastal areas can experience varying degrees of eye nose and throat irritation.