A Red Tide Advisory has been posted for all beaches in Sarasota County.

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County issued a health advisory about the presence of red tide along area beaches. Tod date the Red Tide Warning is in effect till February 6th.

Health officials have detected elevated levels of toxic Karenia brevis—the organism that causes red tide— at all of the county’s 16 beaches.

The affected beaches are Bird Key Park / Ringling Causeway, North Lido Beach, Lido Casino Beach, South Lido Beach, Siesta Key Beach,  Longboat Key Beach, Turtle Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty Beach, Venice Beach, Service Club Beach, Venice Fishing Pier, Brohard Beach, Casperson Manasota Key Beach and Blind Pass Beach.

For more information visit https://sarasota.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/our-gulf-env/water-quality/red-tide/index.html

Red Tide Observed Effects at Monitored Beaches
Location Date Cell Count /mL
Longboat Key 2/6/2023 83
Bird Key Park 2/6/2023 15
North Lido Beach 2/6/2023 1
Lido Beach (Casino) 2/6/2023 10
South Lido Park 2/6/2023 11
Siesta Key 2/6/2023 9
Turtle Beach 2/6/2023 34
Nokomis Beach 2/6/2023 13
North Jetty 2/6/2023 14
Venice Beach 2/6/2023 12
Service Club Park 2/6/2023 36
Venice Fishing Pier 2/6/2023 16
Brohard Beach 2/6/2023 32
Caspersen Beach 2/6/2023 10
Manasota Beach 2/6/2023 40
Blind Pass 2/6/2023 19

Table Data Last Modified: Wed Feb 08, 2023 13:42:06 EST