Red Tide Map for Nov. 5, 2021

Friday's interactive red tide map on the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's website shows no signs of the algae in the waters of West Florida, a welcome sight to boaters and beachgoers. Check the updated map at myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/.

ENGLEWOOD — With sporadic rain and an overcast sky Friday morning, few people braved the weather on local beaches.

The good news, however, is recent reports suggest local Gulf beaches appear free of airborne toxins from patchy red tide algae blooms that have persisted since December of last year. Thicker concentrations of the toxic algae and its airborne toxins cause coughing, irritated throats, respiratory and other ailments in humans.


The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast provides a near real-time prediction of whether beachgoers can expect red tide conditions on a particular beach at three-hour increments throughout the day. This risk-level forecast for red tide respiratory impacts is activated in Florida and Texas when red tide conditions are present. Online at RedTideForecast.com.

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