Beachgoers, business owners hope red tide doesn't get worse

Red tide has since registered in low amounts off Siesta Key Beach. In Venice and Nokomis, it's medium to high counts. An east wind has kept dead fish away, but 30 miles off north Venice, a fish kill of grouper was reported to the FWC. 

FWC: High concentrations of red tide detected in Sarasota County

Red tide is back in the Tampa Bay Area. The latest testing from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirms high concentrations of Karenia brevis, the red tide organism, along parts of the Sarasota shoreline, including areas around Venice Beach and Caspersen Beach. 

Signs warn of red tide's return to Venice Beach

So far, the levels are registering at "low" to "medium" counts, which means the water still looks clear. That's why officials are posting those signs -- so beachgoers are aware red tide is present, even though they can't see it.