Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasts

Southwest Florida Satellite Imagery


Composite 8-days of satellite imagery up to 02-07-2023

showing location of algae bloom which may include algae besides K. brevis. Overlaid cell count data provided by several contributors.

The past few days of imagery can be seen at the HAB monitoring site.

Water samples from 01-31-2023 to 02-07-2023 detected Karenia brevis, red tide, along the coast at levels that pose a respiratory irritation risk in CHARLOTTE, COLLIER, LEE, MANATEE, PINELLAS and SARASOTA counties.


The images were derived from Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite data from the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and were processed by NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Cell count data were provided by several contributors.

See more information about our bloom monitoring imagery.