To avoid misinformation please check the FWC webpage for current red tide status. You can also use this resource:
The FWRI Red Tide Status Line is now available to callers throughout the state. FWRI updates the recording each Friday by 5 p.m. Red Tide Status Line: 866-300-9399 (toll-free inside Florida only); 727-552-2448 (outside Florida).
Please refrain from posting unverifiable comments about red tide, I will not approve them.
It is my personal opinion that the recently observed fish kills are from anoxia events associated with the recent high rainfall. I have formed this opinion based on the lack of reports of other red tide characteristics, such as skin, eye, or lung irritation and the fact that there are many things that cause fish kills other than red tide.
As regular readers know, I take red tide very seriously as an asthmatic but the June Grass Report will not be publishing misleading or fake news.
If you want to read more about anoxia please check the FAQ.
Thank you for all your updates and photo submissions, they help make the June Grass Report great!
John says: The water is better today than all of the past week. Very dark almost crimson water for the last several days. Locals said it was because of eastern lake pouring in the gulf. Last week the water was better but still not emerald as I was expecting. Is this normal being next to eastern lake or a dune lake?
I say: yes, normal but I personally avoid swimming in lake outflows.
Thanks to all who have submitted pictures or posted beach updates. I have something going on that is going to take up most of my free time until about July 25th (nothing bad, actually a very positive thing), so I really need help from all of you by posting updates on the beach conditions and sending pics when you can. Please spread the word around to everybody you know who loves the beach and/or uses this site. Thanks in advance!