Red tide not detected in Manatee

The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was detected July 6 in Manatee County. However, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said there were reports of “slight respiratory irritation at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.

Forecasts for Southwest Florida showed northern movement of surface waters and minimal movement of subsurface waters from Pinellas to Lee counties.

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