ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — There is good news and bad news as it relates to the red tide bloom the Bay area has been dealing with for months.
- Nov. 24: Pinellas County Starting to See Relief From Red Tide
- Nov. 19: After Months, is the Red Tide Finally Gone?
- Oct. 23: Nano Bubble Technology Could be Answer to Red Tide Woes
Pinellas County has ended red tide cleanup operations because officials say conditions have improved and that satellite images show the bloom has moved "mostly south of Tampa Bay."
Officials said that if conditions change, the county will respond accordingly.
According to Pinellas County officials, water quality tests on Monday found medium concentrations of red tide at Gulfport Fishing Pier and low concentrations at both Fort De Soto Park piers, Treasure Island, John's Pass and Keegan Clair Park in the Intracoastal Waterway.
Water quality monitoring will continue until concentrations of the bloom are not present in the county.
Since August, Pinellas County removed about 1,860 tons of waste related to red tide.
About 205 tons were burned at the county's Waste to Energy facility and the rest went to the solid waste landfill.
Pinellas County residents are still encouraged to check the latest beach conditions here.