Red Tide

Shape

Synonyms

Karenia brevis

Edibility

Toxic - at high concentrations may cause respiratory irritation and fish kills.

Regulations

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  • Additional Notes
    Please report observations of Red Tide using the new "Report Species" feature.
    When you report an observation of Red Tide, please indicate if you also noticed dead fish or stressed fish.

  • Additional Notes
    Please report observations of Red Tide using the new "Report Species" feature.
    When you report an observation of Red Tide, please indicate if you also noticed dead fish or stressed fish.
    Call 1-866-300-9399 at any time from anywhere in Florida to hear a recording about red tide conditions throughout the state.
    For more information, see MyFWC RedTide

For a list of official country and state regulations, visit here