COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Respiratory irritation and dead fish have been reported at Delnor-Wiggins State Park. Red tide was found in samples collected last week approximately six miles offshore.
People with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or emphysema should avoid going to the beach, as these conditions may be aggravated.
Red tide impacts may be possible when winds are blowing onshore. Winds will be variable the next few days as the cold front passes. Samples were collected at the beaches Tuesday, November 26, but results won’t be available until Wednesday, November 27.
To report dead fish or red tide symptoms, please call the Collier County Natural Resources Dept. at (239) 252-2502. To speak to a health professional anytime, toll free, call the Aquatic Toxins Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
Collier County Red Tide Updates are also available on the Red Tide Hotline at (239) 252-2591. This is an automated recording with the most recent Red Tide information for Collier County available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit www.colliergov.net/redtideupdate for more red tide information.