Red tide not reported in Manatee

No concentrations of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, were observed in Manatee County in the week ending Jan. 6.

K. brevis was observed at background to high concentrations inshore and offshore of Sarasota County and at background concentrations in Lee County.

No fish kills related to red tide were reported.

However, respiratory irritation was reported in Manatee County.

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