Some areas in Suncoast may seem some harmful algal blooms

Published: Feb. 13, 2023 at 6:40 PM EST
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Over the next 36 hours, some beaches in the area may see an increase in red tide blooms.

In that time period, some beaches may experience a moderate to high risk of respiratory irritation from Karenia brevis in Charlotte, Lee and Sarasota counties. Respiratory irritation is most likely to occur when winds are blowing onshore or alongshore, and less likely when winds are blowing offshore.

Conditions may vary. Red tide is also present along the coast at concentrations that may cause respiratory irritation with onshore winds in Collier, Manatee, Monroe and Pinellas counties.

Click here to check local conditions according to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.