High concentrations of red tide were observed offshore of Pinellas County in the new FWC red tide status report. However, parts of Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties showed decreased cell concentrations, indicating it may be moving north.
The high concentrations were observed 10 miles offshore of Pinellas County, the first 'high' concentration observation FWC has reported in the area.
Reports of fish kills were received for multiple locations in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties.
Respiratory irritation was also reported over the past week in those counties.