TAMPA, Fla. -- A new red tide report indicates the toxic algae bloom persists along 125 miles of the Florida west coast from Pinellas County to Lee County.
- Red tide found along 125 miles of FL's west coast
- High concentrations in Pinellas, Manatee Counties
- MORE ON RED TIDE
Tests show high concentrations of Karenia brevis, about 10 miles offshore, in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee Counties. Reports of fish kills have been received for multiple locations in these counties, along with respiratory irritation.
A decreased level of K. brevis was found in Collier County, and low cell concentrations have been reported in Northwest Florida in Okaloosa County. Reports of fish kills have been received in Panama City Beach.
FWC will post the next complete red tide status report on Friday, Sept. 14.