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Naples Red Tide

(information on Red Tide status for Collier, Lee etc. including Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel and other parts of Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast)

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Red Tide FAQ

The above news feed trys to capture recent mentions of Red Tide in Florida from local news sources. Reporting on Red Tide does not appear to be a high priority by local media outlets even though it is high season for tourism in Southwest FL.

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When reviewing reports from the various links below be sure to take note of the sample date, which in some cases can be almost two weeks old.

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Latest Reports from NOAA* and other sources

NOAA HAB "SOS' "Red Tide Observation Interactive Map Takes a bit of time to learn to use but map is zoomable and clickable and provides test results by location and date collected. This is an excellent information source.

NOAA* Red Tide Operational Summary (updated Mondays and Thursdays)

Collier County Pollution Control (samples taken Monday and Thursday and report updated each Tuesday or Wednesday and Friday - links to the updates appear in right column) sometimes Collier misses a reporting cycle so check back frequently

Florida Fish and Wildllfe Red Tide Status (Brief mid week summary on Wednesdays with a major update each Friday afternoon - be sure to scroll down the page and look for 3 reports "Southwest coast current status report" "Southwest coast regional map" and "Southwest coast bloom boundary map" Take note of the sample dates as sometimes old data is used)

Center for Prediction of RED TIDES Click on Models - University of Florida - very technical - the map generated by this product does not include city names etc. To assist we have placed a sample map at the very bottom of this page with city/town locations superimposed.

Beach Conditions from MOTE excludes Collier - sponsored by County Tourism Boards Note: The reports are subjective (no measurements taken, just an estimate taken by volunteers) and designed to indicate to the beachgoer which beach may be more preferable to visit at a particular time. Most reports will be posted at 10 am and 3 pm local time. Beach Volunteer Reporting Guidelines e.g. "Respiratory Irritation: (may be best assessed if one closes one’s eyes and listens) None: no coughing/sneezing heard in ~30 second"

FLORIDA DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH (Red Tide Page)

NOAA HAB Red Tide Observation System page

NOAA HAB Red Tide Information page

Weather

Wind / Wave Forecast by Windfinder This is a great site for getting a wind forecast. Wind strength and direction can play an important role in the effect of Red Tide on local areas.

Naples Surf Forecast

Naples Tide Chart

Naples (active) Tide Chart

Naples Nexrad Radar

NEXRAD Southwest Florida

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National Weather Service Forecasts for Southwest Florida

National Weather Service Collier County including Naples

National Weather Service Lee County including Ft Myers, Sanibel

National Weather Service Charlotte County

National Weather Service Sarasota County

National Weather Service Manatee County including Bradenton

National Weather Service Pinellas County Including St. Pete Beach, Clearwater

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Live Cams

Cams can be a good indicator of beach conditions

Vanderbilt Beachcam

Naples Pier Beachcam

Hot Lines

Collier County including Naples and Marco

An automated recording with the most recent Red Tide information for Collier County is available anytime on the Red Tide Hotline at 239-252-2591.

Florida (statewide)

An automated recording with the most recent Red Tide information for the State of Florida is avilable at 866-300-9399 for calls from anywhere in Florida or for calls from outside of Florida 727-552-2448.

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Weather Forecast | Weather Maps | Weather Radar | Hurricane Center

Does cooler weather help to break up a Red Tide event?

Answer from FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission: "Yes, if there is a significant cold snap that lasts for a while, contributing to water temperatures falling. However, the general temperature range for Florida red tide is about 15 to 30 degrees Celsius (or 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit). Since water tends to stay warmer than the air, if the cold weather only lasts a little while (or the cold isn’t too cold) and water temperatures don’t drop too low, there won’t be an effect on the red tide." ref. http://ow.ly/d/11XS

Additional Links

Florida Fish and Wildlife Fish Kill Maps

Start1 Red Tide Page

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Harmful Algae Page

CDC Red Tide Page

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