FWC: Red tide bloom detected in Manatee, Sarasota counties

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Red tide bloom was detected in Manatee and Sarasota counties, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission announced Tuesday. In...

November 23, 2022
4:14 AM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Red tide bloom was detected in Manatee and Sarasota counties, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission announced Tuesday. In the last week, the FWC says testing samples showed there were very low to medium concentrations of red tide in Manatee County, whereas results in Sarasota County showed very low to high concentrations.  South Lido, Siesta Key, Sarasota Bay, Venice Beach, and Turtle Beach in Sarasota County all showed presence of red tide. Sarasota County also reported fish kills related to red tide in the last week, FWC said in a news release.

Leo Santos