Red Tide Update - Sept. 19, 2018
TODAY'S STATUS
The county red tide update e-newsletter publishes weekly on Wednesdays.

Total red tide debris collected since Aug. 1: more than 228 tons


Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources (PRNR) staff continue to monitor beaches each day and will evaluate, in accordance with beach cleanup policy .

Today's operations update:
  • South Lido / Lido Beach / North Lido Beach: Fish kill accumulation meets criteria for mechanical removal. Beach rake deployed.
  • Siesta Beach: Fish kill accumulation meets criteria for mechanical removal. Beach rake deployed.
  • Turtle Beach: Fish kill accumulation meets criteria for hand removal. Contractor deployed to clean up.
  • Nokomis/North Jetty: Minor fish kill.
  • Venice Beach/Service Club/Sharky's/Brohard: Minor fish kill.
  • Caspersen: Moderate fish kill accumulation.
  • Manasota: Moderate fish kill accumulation.
  • Blind Pass: Fish kill accumulation meets criteria for hand removal. Contractor deployed to clean up.
  • Boat Ramps:
  • Centennial: Fish kill accumulation meets criteria for hand removal. Contractor deployed to clean up.
  • Ken Thompson: No fish kill. 
  • Higel: Minor fish kill. 
  • Venice, Manasota: No fish kill.
  • Indian Mound: Minor fish kill.
NEWS AND HEADLINES
HOW TO REPORT RED TIDE IMPACTS
For manatees, dolphins, whales and marine turtles, call the FWC Hotline at 1-888-404-3922. Be prepared to describe the location of the animal and take a picture, if possible. An FWC biologist will return the call to get additional details as well as the picture, if available. F or all other types of fish, call 800-636-0511 or  report online. To report sick or injured shorebirds, call 941-388-3010.
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