The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association satellite shows the red tide bloom is now more than 150 miles long and 40 miles wide.
Today through Friday, patchy low respiratory impacts are possible alongshore Sarasota and northern
Charlotte counties with patchy high respiratory impacts possible in the bay regions of Charlotte and Lee counties, which includes Boca Grande, and patchy low respiratory impacts possible in the bay regions of central
Collier County.Very low to high concentrations of Karenia brevis (Florida Red Tide) are present along and offshore from southern Pinellas to Collier counties.
Patchy moderate respiratory impacts are possible today, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the bay regions of southern Pinellas, Manatee and northern Sarasota counties, with patchy high respiratory impacts possible Wednesday.
Over the past few days, reports of dead fish and respiratory irritation have been received from the affected regions.