“There’s no real way to know how far north the red tide is going to go, it all depends on local ocean currents and wind,” said Dee.
For that reason people living near Indian Rocks Beach should continue to watch the red tide forecasts.
"It probably will impact tourism," Marieke Celis said.
Celis owns the French Table restaurant on Bradenton Beach. She has operated the business with her daughter and husband for the past two years. Surrounded by dead and rotting fish, Celis, like everyone, is trying to make the best of a bad situation.
"It’s sad for the island for nature and the paradise this island is," Celis said. "We are open and ready for business. We are open six days a week. We still have tourists coming in. People coming to the island. Locals coming to eat. For now, the restaurant and the island is doing good."
The next FWC forecast will be released on Wednesday.