We are seeing some relief from the Red Tide in the Bay Area, but not all counties are out of the woods yet.
I haven’t been to the beach in months. This red tide stuff just sucks. It’s finally starting to get better in Pinellas County though.
New reports came out that Pinellas County has ended red tide cleanup operations because officials say conditions have improved and that satellite images show the bloom has moved “mostly south of Tampa Bay.”
According to Pinellas County officials, water quality tests on Monday found medium concentrations of red tide at Gulfport Fishing Pier and low concentrations at both Fort De Soto Park piers, Treasure Island, John’s Pass and Keegan Clair Park in the Intracoastal Waterway. Yeah! My dog will be so happy! He misses swimming at Ft DeSoto!
They will keep monitoring the conditions until the bloom is not present in the county.
Pinellas County residents are still encouraged to check the latest beach conditions here
So much damage has happened, especially the loss of so much marine life. Pinellas County has had the highest number of manatees killed by red tide in the state.
Red tide has killed 206 manatees statewide — which pushes the total manatee mortality rate to 752. Ugh.
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