Red Tide Status Update for December 29, 2021

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Current Conditions Over the past week, Karenia brevis was detected in one sample in Southwest Florida. Additional details are provided below.

    • In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at very low concentrations offshore of Charlotte County.
    • In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was not observed.
    • Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was not observed.

No reports of fish kills suspected to be related to red tide were received over the past week. For more details, please visit:

Respiratory irritation suspected to be related to red tide was not reported in Florida over the past week. For recent and current information at individual beaches, please visit and for forecasts that use FWC and partner data, please visit

Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides for Pinellas County to northern Monroe County predict net northwestern movement of surface and subsurface waters in most areas over the next 3.5 days.

The next complete status report will be issued on Friday, January 7th. Please check our daily sampling map, which can be accessed via the online status report on our Red Tide Current Status page. For more information on algal blooms and water quality, please visit Protecting Florida Together.

This information, including maps and reports with additional details, is also available on the FWRI Red Tide website. The website also provides links to additional information related to the topic of Florida red tide including satellite imagery, experimental red tide forecasts, shellfish harvesting areas, the FWC Fish Kill Hotline, the Florida Poison Information Center (to report human health effects related to exposure to red tide), and other wildlife related hotlines.

To learn more about various organisms that have been known to cause algal blooms in Florida waters, see the FWRI Red Tide Flickr page. Archived status maps can also be found on Flickr.       

The FWRI HAB group in conjunction with Mote Marine Laboratory now have a facebook page.  Please like our page and learn interesting facts concerning red tide and other harmful algal blooms in Florida.

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