The latest water samples tested and analyzed for red tide Wednesday by Pinellas County are showing medium---borderline high---concentrations at Indian Rocks Beach. Additional medium concentration samples were found at Madeira Beach, Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. As we shared previously, Florida Fish & Wildlife (FWC) samples from Monday, June 7, showed medium red tide concentrations at Indian Shores, Redington Shores, Redington Beach and Pass-A-Grille with low concentrations at Fort De Soto Park and St. Pete Beach.

Pinellas County Emergency Management and the Sheriff’s office are coordinating a coastal flight this morning to get a visual on the latest situation from a bird's-eye-view. Numerous fish kills continue to be reported this morning, too.

USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides for Pinellas County predict northern movement of surface waters over the next four days, which means red tide could start to affect beaches north of Indian Rocks Beach soon. A respiratory tool launched by NOAA has been reactivated in Pinellas County with forecasts updated multiple times daily to show which areas may be affected from respiratory irritation.

You can access Visit St. Pete/Clearwater's up-to-date beach conditions here, which includes presence of dead fish and respiratory irritation, or by going to Also on that page are Frequently Asked Questions relating to red tide that can be used by the local tourism industry.

You can help our efforts by reporting fish kills here and emailing [email protected] with real-time conditions you’re experiencing and any inquires/cancellations you’re getting from visitors.


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