A bloom of the Florida red tide organism persisted the week ending Nov. 18.
In southwest Florida, high concentrations occurred in and offshore of Pinellas, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties. Medium concentrations were observed in these same counties, as well as in Manatee County and offshore of Monroe County. K. brevis concentrations, relative to the week prior, increased in parts of Pinellas, Manatee, Charlotte and Lee counties.
Fish kills in southwest Florida were received for multiple locations in Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Respiratory irritation was reported in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota and Lee counties.
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