Red tide lingers off Pinellas coast, shows up in new spots in Tampa Bay

High concentrations of red tide have been detected off the coast of Redington Beach, near War Veterans Memorial Park in Boca Ciega Bay, and in areas in Tampa Bay near Port Manatee; adjacent to the area of the Piney Point spill, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Florida governor hosts roundtable discussion in St. Pete on red tide

During a roundtable at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Pete, Gov. Ron DeSantis acknowledged that the state's economy is based on its environment, and red tide blooms – like the one in the Bay Area in 2018 – can cause major problems affecting wildlife and tourism.