New Red Tide Respiratory Forecast Tool Available for Collier County!

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Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control

NEW RED TIDE RESPIRATORY FORECAST TOOL AVAILABLE for Collier County! There’s some good news for residents, visitors and businesses susceptible to red tide blooms! The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast has been expanded to Collier County. The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast ( is being expanded to more Gulf Coast beaches thanks to new harmful algal bloom awards from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast is a beach-level risk forecast activated during red tide blooms that tells beachgoers what red tide respiratory impacts are expected to be at individual beaches at different times of the day. The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast was developed by NCCOS in partnership with the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS), Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) and Pinellas County Environmental Management through funding from the NASA Health and Air Quality Program. Click here for more information on how it works.