Traces of red tide found in Southwest Florida
FLORIDA - Red tide is back in Southwest Florida, but it seems the Suncoast is in the green.
Biologists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute said Friday that samples taken from the waters off the shore of Collier County SHOWED high concentrations of the toxic algae, where they also received reports of dead fish and cases of respiratory irritation.
The report did not find any of the toxic algae in Sarasota and Manatee County water.
A NOAA forecast released Thursday predicted low concentrations of red tide in Northern Collier in the next three days, but reported that red tide is not expected to appear in Sarasota in that time frame.