The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has established toll-free numbers where you can get a red tide status report.
Call 1-866-300-9399 to hear a recording detailing red tide conditions throughout the state. Callers outside Florida can dial (727) 552-2448 to hear the recording.
The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute updates the recording each Friday by 5 p.m.
You may also go online at http://research.MyFWC.com to find the latest red tide status reports which describe red tide severity and location, as well as learn more about red tide and the research conduced by the institute.
The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, produces a toxin that can kill marine life and affect humans. The effects of red tide, such as dead fish and respiratory irritation in people, depend on the location and concentration of the red tide organism at a given time.
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