Near shore, offshore waters making up for inshore losses due to red tide
Captain Dylan Hubbard of Hubbard’s Marina says those near shore and offshore waters adjacent to the large-scale fish kill happening inshore and along the beaches right now are producing great catches at this time and making up for the total loss inshore.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Pinellas County officials are warning anyone planning to go to the beach this weekend that red tide could get worse due to onshore winds.
Impacts may include respiratory irritation and dead fish. The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County's red tide health advisory that was issued June 10 is still in effect.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to check the water quality monitoring results and Respiratory Forecast Tool at http://www.pinellascounty.org/environmental/red-tide.htm.
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Red tide moves to beaches from bay
Toxic algae blooms are moving out of Tampa Bay towards the 35-mile stretch of Pinellas County beaches.
Current beach conditions can be found at https://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/current-beach-conditions.
Residents should continue to report large fish kills (hundreds to thousands) through Pinellas County's online reporting tool.