Red tide is finally gone from the Pinellas beaches
But red tide is still lingering along southern Sarasota County.
There were no reports of red tide off Pinellas County beaches, for the first time in months.
State environmental officials are saying some red tide is still lingering in southern Sarasota County. The only places to report more than very low amounts of red tide were at southern Blackburn Bay - which is just off Casey Key - and Blind Pass Beach, near Englewood.
Very low amounts were also found off Venice Beach and Manasota Key.
Reports of fish kills and respiratory irritation came in during the past week in Sarasota County.
For additional information about red tide and the current red tide bloom, including information on how to report a fish kill or other wildlife effects, consult health authorities about human exposure, or locate other resources, you can visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Red Tide-Related Hotlines and Information Sources article.