As we reach the weekend, here’s an update on where red tide is and which beaches will be clear.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who posts the status of the water, here’s what’s going on with red tide. On myFWC.com, there’s a map using the most recent eight days of sampling location points for Karenia brevis that causes red tide. It shows the presence or abscence of the phytoplankton. What we get is a guide that is as up-to-date as the state can provide.
Here’s what it shows.
The highest concentration of Karenia brevis was found in:
- Archibald Beach Park in St. Petersburg
- La Contessa Pier in Redington Beach.
There were medium concentrations found in:
- Treasure Island Beach and 3.5 miles west of Treasure Island
- Pass-A-Grill Beach and 7th Avenue Pier
- Indian Rocks Beach
- Clearwater Beach at Pier 60 and Clearwater Pass
- Anna Maria Island Rod and Reel Pier
There were low concentrations found in:
- Johns Pass Park
- Mullet Key, both Bay Pier and Gulf Pier
Very Low or Not Present
- Anclote River Park
- Key Vista Nature Park
- Robert K. Rees Memorial Park
- All locations inside Tampa Bay EAST of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Information as of 2:30 p.m., July 30, 2021