PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- Red tide now stretches along 35 miles of coastline from Northern Pinellas to Collier Counties. FWC says it extends offshore ten miles or more.
- Red tide along 35 miles of Florida's west coast
- Red tide extends offshore ten miles or more
- Concentrations have increased in Pinellas County
- Fred Howard Park still reporting clear conditions
Concentrations have generally decreased in central Manatee and southern Sarasota counties, but unfortunately, it has increased in Pinellas and Northern Collier Counties over the past week.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Madeira Beach Fundamental and Gulf Beaches Elementary in St. Pete decided to move outdoor activities like P.E. and recess inside because of the conditions.
As far the beach conditions in Pinellas County, Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs is still reporting clear conditions. Which residents and tourists took full advantage of this weekend.
"I hope that it does not affect us and we're very much hoping that the rest of the Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota beaches that the red tide goes away soon," resident Pat Gascon said.
For more information on red tide and beach conditions, click here.