PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- The red tide algae bloom that is killing marine life in southwest Florida continues to threaten our beaches.
- FWC says red tide moving south not north
- Low levels of red tide present in south Pinellas
- Manatee County seeing bigger effects from red tide
It has shown up in very low concentrations at the southern tip of Pinellas County, and according to FWC, there is some good news. The red tide is forecast to move south, not north.
Officials with FWC say the red tide levels along Pinellas County's shores remain low at this point.
However, Manatee County has been hit with the algae bloom that is killing thousands of fish and leaving a smelly mess on the beaches.
This weekend, tourism business owners will be taking a stand against what is happening.
Everyone is invited out for the "Hands Along the Water" event in Manatee County, which is a statewide event.
At 10 a.m. on Sunday, people will join together on the beaches to express their frustrations with this crippling red tide.
"No matter what side of the political aisle you're on, this isn't okay, and there's nobody that can sit back and say this is okay," Elizabeth Shore said.
If you want to participate in the event, organizers say to arrive at your favorite beach promptly at 10 a.m. to raise hands in unity at 10:15 a.m.