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Good News For Beach-Goers: Florida Waters Are Free Of Red Tide Algal Blooms, FWC Says

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TIFFANY TOMPKINS
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Bradenton Herald via Miami Herald
Red ted levels are at new lows off of Anna Maria Island and around Florida since a bloom began in October 2017.

Florida’s coastal waters are entirely free of red tide algal blooms, according to the latest round of tests conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The report marks a new low for red tide levels in Florida since the most recent bloom began in October 2017.

The Karenia Brevis algae that causes red tide was only observed in four Southwest Florida water samples over the past week. The samples contained extremely low numbers of algae cells per liter, far below concentrations that would cause a harmful bloom.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald