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The latest official red tide report brings more great news for Florida waters.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported Friday that coastal waters along the entire state are still completely free of the harmful Karenia brevis algae that killed off hundreds of tons of fish in Manatee County and beyond.
The FWC first reported that Florida waters were free of red tide-causing K. brevis algae on Wednesday. Friday’s update confirmed that it’s still gone.
Despite the absence of red tide, the FWC has received reports of respiratory issues associated with the algae in Manatee, Pinellas and Lee counties. A fish kill was also reported in Collier County, where background concentrations of K. brevis were detected last week.