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 Post subject: Red Tide
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:31 am 
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I just spotted a post over on the Water Tribe site (thank you SeaDogRocket) mentioning that a bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, persists along Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and northern Collier counties in Southwest Florida as of 2/5/16. They kindly posted this link to the State of Florida map and report.

http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/

Coast is clear for the CHOK area but some hot spots showing up off Lee county (around Captiva, North Captiva) and points north (Sarasota)...


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 Post subject: Re: Red Tide
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:36 pm 
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Red tide reported on SW Florida coast

http://myfwc.com/media/4050813/RT-Count-Map.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Red Tide
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:31 pm 
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Red tide and fish kills were very serious at the north end of Pine Island (Bokeelia) when we launched there about a month ago. Not bad over at Cayo Costa.

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 Post subject: Re: Red Tide
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:14 am 
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Thanks for a link to that map. We are planning a trip next weekend to camp just south of Marco Island. Glad to see it isn't showing up there.


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 Post subject: Re: Red Tide
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:02 pm 
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My pleasure, Totch - Florida notified me via my fishing license info. Please let us know how your trip goes - I'm toying with a sail from Delnor Wiggins on the north side of Naples down to the area where you are headed. Haven't tried it yet, so hearing about your experience on the trip will be helpful and welcomed.

Have fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Red Tide
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:32 pm 
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Hi BobAgain - been doing the trip at least annually since 2011, but missed 2016. Looking forward to getting back down there.

We usually put in out of Goodland and head over to either Helen Key or Brush Island. Both places have good beaches and good trees for the hammocks.

Hopefully the cold weather will slow the bugs down a bit.

I'll do write up of the trip when we get back.


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