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MIDWEEK RED TIDE REPORT: No high concentrations along the Suncoast!

Red tide map - December 13, 2018
Red tide map - December 13, 2018(FWC (custom credit))
Published: Dec. 13, 2018 at 10:19 AM EST
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SARASOTA (WWSB) - Wow - what a difference a few weeks make!

Though red tide is still off the Suncoast, no high concentrations were found and only two sites in Manatee and Sarasota counties had medium concentrations of the algae.

Overall, the concentrations decreased along the entire coast, though fish kills and respiratory irritation were still reported in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Red tide map - December 13, 2018
Red tide map - December 13, 2018(FWC (custom credit))

Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides for Pinellas to northern Monroe counties predict variable transport of surface waters with net western movement, and net southeastern movement of subsurface waters in most areas over the next four days.

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