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Red Tide is a naturally occurring algae bloom that has periodically affected the beaches along Florida’s Gulf Coast dating back hundreds of years. This phenomenon gets its name from some of the algae species that can become dense enough to color the water red. Red tide blooms can be harmful to sea and wildlife and release toxins into the air leading to respiratory irritation in humans, especially in people with severe or chronic conditions such as emphysema or asthma. We encourage our visitors to check back on our site for updated conditions and follow recommended guidelines.
Below are the most recent red tide results.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control
Current conditions: Below are the most recent red tide results. We have not received any reports of dead fish or respiratory irritation.
We have received reports of a Trichodesmium bloom that has washed ashore at multiple county beaches and has been seen offshore along the coast. This bloom can appear brown, green, and reddish pink in color. It is commonly called “sea sawdust” and has a smell like rotting hay—a sickening sweet smell. Researchers have not documented any negative effects of Trichodesmium on marine life or people in Florida. For more information please visit For more information please visit https://myfwc.com/research/redtide/general/trichodesmium/
Many people mistake this bloom for an oil or sewage spill, but when looked at closely, you can see small, saw-dust like material. It typically blooms offshore every year, but occasionally wind and currents bring it to our beaches and even some back bays.
Forecast: NOAA forecast is indicating respiratory irritation is still possible whenever winds are blowing onshore along all Collier County beaches. People with chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma or emphysema should avoid going to the beach as these illnesses may be aggravated. Red tide is very patchy and conditions can change daily. To get the most current beach conditions please visit the website visitbeaches.org
The next sample collection will be Thursday, June 17, 2021. Results may be available late Friday, June 18, 2021.