Red tide persists in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, also observed in or offshore of Pasco

Red Tide
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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A bloom of the Florida red tide organism K. brevis persists in southwest Florida.

According to a new report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, high concentrations of the organism were observed in or offshore of Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Red tide concentrations generally decreased in parts of Manatee.

K. brevis was also observed in or offshore of Pasco, according to this latest update.

Red tide was observed at background to high concentrations in or offshore of Pinellas, very low to high concentrations in Manatee and very low to high concentrations in Sarasota.

FWC has posted a map on their website that contains the last eight days of sampling and will be updated daily at 5 p.m.

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