With red tide persisting, Pinellas County has initiated cleanup of dead marine life from the county’s beaches. Crews will begin work late today or on Wednesday.
Satellite imagery shows a patchy bloom of red tide off the St. Pete/Clearwater coast. Forecasting models show it moving north for the next seven to 10 days. Fish kills have been reported in several locations on the Gulf beaches and within the Intracoastal Waterway and Boca Ciega Bay. A new GIS map shows the latest water sample testing data from both the County and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Even when red tide is present off our coast, it is not necessarily present at all beaches. Residents and visitors can check beach conditions at BeachesUpdate.com. For our hub of tools and updates, go here.
VSPC will continue to provide relevant updates as they come available. Lodging partners, if you get any cancellations because of red tide, please alert us at [email protected].