The Beach Conditions Report, created by Mote Marine Laboratory in 2006 to provide up-to-date information about red tide impacts on local beaches, expanded today, to include impacts from the oil spill created when the Deepwater Horizon oilrig sank in the Gulf of Mexico on April 22.
So far, there have been no reports of oil on any of Florida's beaches. The report covers 33 beaches along Florida's Gulf Coast from the Panhandle south to Collier County. Reports, provided by specially trained observers, are updated twice daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 365 days a year. Each report is time stamped so that the public knows when it was last updated.