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Red Tide Is Once Again Surfacing Off The Pinellas And Manatee Beaches

Friday red tide map
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Map of red tide in Florida

Fish kills suspected to be related to red tide were also reported off the coast.

After a lull of several weeks, red tide was found in high concentrations this week offshore of Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island in Pinellas.

Medium concentrations were found off Clearwater Beach; Anna Maria Island and Bradenton Beach in Sarasota County; and five miles west of Venice Beach in Sarasota County.

Lower concentrations remain off the southern Pinellas and Manatee County beaches.

Fish kills suspected to be related to red tide were reported off Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties over the past week. Respiratory irritation was reported in Pinellas and Manatee counties.

Steve Newborn is a WUSF reporter and producer at WUSF covering environmental issues and politics in the Tampa Bay area.
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