Red tide activity increases again in Pinellas

Posted at 3:52 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 15:55:36-04

Red tide activity has increased again in Pinellas County, according to the latest status report from FWC.

K. brevis concentrations generally decreased in central Manatee and southern Sarasota counties, but increased in Pinellas over the past week.

To view the full report,click here.

High concentrations of red tide were observed in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee counties.

In Southwest Florida, reports of fish kills were received for multiple locations in and/or offshore of Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee counties.

Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red TidesExternal Website for Pinellas to northern Monroe counties in Southwest Florida predict net southwestern movement of surface waters and southeastern transport of subsurface waters in most areas over the next three days.